Village Design Statement, 1999
Architectural Zones In Wootton Bridge
1. High Street, Lower Woodside, Park Road and New Road. 19th early 20th Century - more 'polite' than vernacular style. Locally produced materials with decorative designs. Residents are probable a mixture of the retired and middle management.
2. Norman Way Estate. Originally built as relatively inexpensive properties for the first time buyers. Following modern architectural concepts, losing the quality found in the area. Styles have grown away from the 'traditional' with locally produced materials. Nevertheless, effort has been made to blend into the surrounding area, this with the advantage of maturing and mellowing open gardens.
3. Glebe Estate and Kennedy Close. 'Easy Care' 1970s retirement homes.
4. St Edmunds Walk. and adjoining crescents and closes. Here the architectural balance has been lost with a 1970/80sstyle that can best be described as 'adventurous' (Using dubious artistry which fails to lend itself to the surrounding village or land)
5. Mary Rose Avenue. is of the 1980s architecture but echoes some of the Victorian Brick Art. Solid, well built with low maintenance. With first time buyers in mind it can be said that space has been sacrificed to cost. While this development has no distant perspective a rather cramped density may have been acceptable but this would not be the case for development in any area where the land has an open profile and a distant perspective.
6. Park View, Glendale Close and Palmers Road (west). 1960/70s 'open plan' dwellings not of the original Wootton style, the former built into Quarrels and Fattingpark Copse. Much has been made of the created open space and the original mature trees. the development is already mellowing among the planted shrubbery. Buildings described as 'Executive'.
7. Lushington Hill and Palmers Road (east). Area is mainly a mixture of 1920/40s architectural styles and has mellowed through the advantage of space and vegetation. It continues to be inhabited, as it first was, mainly by retired and executives.
Source: Wootton Bridge Parish CouncilThis page was last edited on: 4th March, 2015 06:17:15