Bellingham

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Bellingham Road

Catford School, early example of post war secondary school, 1955, London County Council. 1955-6 by G. Horsfall and T. Bliss of the L.C.C. One big curtain-walled four-storey slab of classrooms, relieved by two recessed parts with coloured spandrel panels; low communal buildings at right angles.

Daneswood Avenue

Passfields, is one of the most interesting groups of flats to be built immediately after the Second World War in London.  By Maxwell Fry & Jane Drew.  Curved five-storeyed range, a shorter projecting wing again 'breaking' at right angles and returning with the former direction.  three three-storeyed blocks.  The five-storeyed part is of concrete box-framed construction, partly rendered; the three-storeyed ranges are in weight- bearing brick.  In style the difference from earlier work by Maxwell Fry is the greater diversity of small motifs, for example the balconies of alternating depth and the scattered loggias-a jerky, typical 1950 rhythm.  At the corner it gets even more complex and less regular and achieves much interest.  Extremely good minor details, such as light fittings and lamp standards Festival of Britain merit award 1951.  Built for Lewisham Council.  A gently curved five-storey brick range at the back has projecting scattered at intervals; three brick blocks of three storeys have regular balconies.  The estate maintains a crisp appeal.  Attractive fencing is a feature, and there are nice greens with trees

Foster Memorial Park.

Lord Forster donated Forster Memorial Park in 1919 in memory of his sons killed in the war.  It consists mainly of a central grassed area surrounded by belts of trees, some of which may be ancient woodland, but overall it is rather featureless

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