Norman Brooks and no. 73 Vicarage Hill

An example of 1960's modernist architecture

By Mark Thres

Norman William Tudor Brooks, born 1938 in Wycombe,  is a renowned Essex Architect with an architectural practice on Canvey.  The Glebe development on  Vicarage Hill consists of six detached modernist houses designed by Norman, of which No. 73 is the first one on the left as you ascend the hill.   There are examples of his domestic architecture scattered throughout Essex and as an example of his civic designs, the Queens Theatre  in Hornchurch has recently celebrated it's  fiftieth birthday.

The Royal Institute of British Architecture defines Modernism as the single most important new style or philosophy of architecture and design of the twentieth century, associated with an analytical approach, the function of buildings, a strictly rational use of modern materials and an openness to structural innovation and the elimination of ornament. 

 

Photo:Estate agent's advert for No. 73 from 1966

Estate agent's advert for No. 73 from 1966

Photo:Glebe site plan with No. 73  highlighted. To enlarge the image click on the plan.

Glebe site plan with No. 73 highlighted. To enlarge the image click on the plan.

Photo:no. 73 exterior view

no. 73 exterior view

Dr May

Photo:no. 73 Exterior view

no. 73 Exterior view

Dr May

Photo:no. 73 Interior view

no. 73 Interior view

Dr May

Photo:no. 73 garden view

no. 73 garden view

Dr May

Photo:Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

This page was added by Mark Thres on 11/02/2017.
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