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* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/7969, 1938, building plan of block of four flats, Roddam Close, Lexden Estate, COLCHESTER, for Lexden Estates Ltd. [owners], by D.C. WADHWA (architect) and Hodgson Brothers [builders]
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/7946, 1938, building plan of conversion into flats, Roddam Close, Lexden, COLCHESTER, for D.C. WADHWA [owner] and (architect), by Hodgson Brothers [builders]
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/7655, 1937, building plan of detached house, Park Road, COLCHESTER, for D.C. WADHWA [owner] and (architect), by Hodgson [builder]
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/7945, 1938, building plan of two flats, Park Road, Lexden Estate, COLCHESTER, for D.C. WADHWA [owner] and (architect), by Hodgson Brothers [builders]
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/7708, 1937, revised layout plan of St. Mary's Lodge Estate, Lexden Road, COLCHESTER, for/by D.C. WADHWA [owner] and (architect)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/7674, 1937, building plan of house, St. Mary's Lodge Estate, COLCHESTER, for Miss E.T. Marriage (owner) and WADHWA [owner], by Charles R. Brown (architect)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/7672, 1937, building plan of layout of St. Mary's Lodge Estate, Lexden Road, COLCHESTER, for D.C. WADHWA (owner and architect), by Hodgson [builder] - See further amended plan D/B 6 Pb3/7676

Vint Crescent, Lexden Road (south side)

Date
1937

[JB] Development of six two-storey blocks of flats by D.C. Wadhwa, 1937. Four flats to each block, which are designed to look like semi-detached houses. Walls rendered and painted, with metal windows and Art Deco doors, little balconies, and roofs of green glazed pantiles.
Originally known as St Mary's Lodge Estate. Wadhwa, an architect and surveyor of Mount Street, London, was the architect and owner of the scheme. An unusual development, presumably devised as a way of providing flats in a way that was suitable for a suburban residential setting. The scheme included separate blocks of garages. The original character of the buildings has survived remarkably well. Further houses were planned to the south (off Park Road, in what is now Roddam Close) but were not built. Plans (some missing) in Essex Record Office (D/B 6/Pb3/7531, 7554, 7586, 7676, 7708). [JB]
A complete development; of national importance.

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