Aldersbrook : an Edwardian Gem
Most of the houses in the residential suburb of Aldersbrook were built between 1899 and 1910.They display a wide variety of stylistic approaches from 'Late Victorian' to 'Edwardian', intermixed with some from the simpler Inter-War and Post-War periods.
Over the years, some changes have been made to the properties, many of the changes quirky and interesting. Nowadays many people prefer to make changes in keeping with the original style of the house, in sympathy with the character of the street.
The Conservation Area
Because it still retains considerable architectural interest, Redbridge Council designated Aldersbrook a Conservation Area in 2002.
The aim was to retain the individual character of the Estate by making residents aware of the historical and architectural importance of their homes and gardens, and to encourage owners to take a pride in the Estate and look after their homes in a beneficial way.
‘100 Years of Suburbia’
This beautifully illustrated booklet tells the story of the Estate in detail. It was published in 1999 by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.
It is available from Aldersbrook Library, cost: £4.95.
‘Care and Design Guide for Aldersbrook Conservation Area’
Free copies of this detailed design guide are available from Aldersbrook Library.
The Guide illustrates the special character of the roofs, walls, windows, porches, doors and front paths.
t explains how we can best maintain these features.
Park Neighbourhood Watch Conservation Advisory Officer to Redbridge Council:
Jim Wragg tel 020 8530 4401 Albert@albertwragg.wanadoo.co.uk