Date: 03 June 2014
Place Visited: The ‘Lutyens’ Houses, Rossall Road
When was it built? Designed and possibly built in1901/02.
For what purpose was it built? Residential Properties. The houses were originally intended to be part of a larger development, ‘The Rossall Beach Estate’. The plan was for 10 blocks of 4 x 2 storey houses, like those standing today. However, only these 8 were finally built by T.G. Lumb, with some modifications.
- The block of 8 houses at 117 and 118 Rossall Road, to the North and South of the junction Way Gate, comprising: Ivy Cottage, Greenside & The Rest to the North and to the South, Delph Cottage, York Cottage, Red Cottage & Mitre Cottage. (See map below). The ‘Lutyens’ block to the North of Way Gate is not included.
- Delph Cottage, York Cottage, Red Cottage & Mitre Cottage are ‘Listed, Grade II’, dated Aug 1983, Entry No: 1073155
Delph Cottage, 117 Rossall Rd was sold in March 2014 for £149,950
- Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. (Potted biog below) in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style of Surrey barns, with features like minstrel galleries and interior courtyards. Each group of 4 houses form a quadrangle/courtyard, accessed via arches to the north and south.
- Edwin Lanseer Lutyens (named after family friend, the artist Edwin Landseer) Born 29 March 1863
- President of the Royal Academy, Knighted 1918
- Designed a large number of private homes including Gertrude Jekyll’s, Munstead Wood, Godalming, Surrey.
- Involved in planning of the Indian capital at Delhi. Following the style of Christopher Wren’s plan for London
- One of the architects appointed to the Imperial War Graves Commission – designed the Cenotaph in London and
Memorial to the Missing at Thiepval near Arras, France
- Initial design for Liverpool Catholic Cathedral but abandoned in 1941.
- Died 1st January 1944, buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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