Fieldend - The Houses
Fieldend is made up of 51 two-storey houses, a mix if T8 (35 houses) and T7 (16 houses).
The T8 was designed first as a Span standard house, 19’10” (6050mm) wide, 20’9” (6300mm) long. The T7 is the same width but is slightly longer, 3’0”(900mm).
The houses have a large open-plan living room/study area, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. Most houses have a garage, garages are located around the perimeter of the estate thus ensuring cars are kept away from the communal parkland.
“The span T8 house is positive, modern, elegant and practical. A Town House conceding nothing to subtopia.
It all starts with the porch… fully glazed with ample space for a perambulator… Within, a glazed door… opens directly into the living room. Pass through it and the eye sweeps cleanly through an uncluttered spacious 21 feet to the wide windows at the far end.” Span promotional brochure, 1960
The floor to ceiling windows in the living room allow you to look frontwards to the common parkland and, in the other direction, to your own private rear garden. The living room opens into the study area at one end. At the other end there is access to the kitchen, separated from the main living area by a sliding door.
“If you like, on occasion, to fill your house with guests and equally to have somewhere to be at peace whilst others are watching television, the T8 presents a beautiful flexible arrangement. The study, opening off the living room, has a folding screen door enabling you to make it an extension of the floor space for parties or a fourth bedroom with it’s own separate entrance from the hall lobby. A charming room, quiet and well lit with a good window… .
Facing both ways, this two-way service unit between dining area and kitchen is an example of practical and social planning. The large sliding hatch provides that the hostess, who is also her own cook, may talk with her guests and briskly conceal all once the meal has been served… .
The T8 has three bedrooms, two double and a single bedroom, which can be directly connected to the master bedroom if you wish. The master bedroom and second bedroom each have deep wardrobe cupboards and all three room have good wide windows.
Across the landing is the bathroom and a separate toilet with second basin. By civilised inspiration the floors here are sound insulated to ensure a discreet silence in the rooms below.” Span promotional brochure, 1960
Click here for a T8 floor plan (PDF)
Click here for a T7 floor plan (PDF)