TF0820 : Controlling things

taken 8 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Controlling things
Controlling things
There are 16 sets of these concrete speed bumps in Beech Avenue, all of them with some sort of false kerb to narrow the road. This one has a particularly large chicane island. They were put in to stop people using the road as an unofficial bypass, and it certainly seems to have worked.

When this estate was built there was a covenant on the houses preventing the front gardens being enclosed. Nowadays nearly everyone has some sort of fence or hedge, but not many are fully gated like the two adjacent houses here.
Parker Houses

Parker Bros. of Spalding built these houses in the mid 1960s, in their house style. The porches have a flat roof with a steel pole support, the panel below the upstairs window is tile-hung. Although most of these houses are found in the two large estates to the west of the town, they are also scattered here and there whenever 1960s infill occurred.

The Westwood estate to the south of West Road was not 'open plan': rather the houses had vestigial brick garden walls. And they used a cast concrete assembly at the bottom of the roof, instead of soffit boards, with an integral gutter hidden in it. A small number of houses was built near Mill Drove in the same style.

To the North of West Road the slightly later West­bourne and West­field estates had conventional roof construction with wooden soffits and plastic gutters, and no front boundaries. The houses were thus closer to the road, there being no grass verge.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 7 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 20th Century 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick 
Roofing Material (from Tags)
Concrete Tiles 
Housing (from Tags)
Detached House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0883 2081 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.4353N 0:23.2913W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0886 2079
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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