Monday, November 24, 2008

Wolverton, Silver End

Wolverton, Silver EndIn 1926, Window manufacturer Francis Henry Crittal established a works near Braintree in Essex and created the village of Silver End to house his workers.

The result was a wonderful collection of Modernist houses designed by Thomas Tait with metal Crittal windows.

This is Wolverton which is probably one of the best houses in the village and would have been for one of the managers at the Crittal plant. Workers had more modest houses in nearby streets.

Wolverton, Silver End

The main feature of Wolverton is the triangle shaped central element. The metal framed windows lead to a small balcony with a 'W' worked into the railing.

Wolverton, Silver End

And I do like the simple little window in the front door.

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