More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Pond House tour success

The first "Alternative Open Day" of Clapton's historic buildings at risk
(soon to be refurbished) 
was well received by all.

Members of the ClaptonArtsTrust 
with help from members of THE HACKNEY SOCIETY
today took somewhere over 60 people on a tour
of the grade II* listed Pond House.

In fact so many people came that the 2pm tour had to be split into three groups and the 4pm tour into two groups.

Visitors saw all four floors of Pond House, from the basement kitchen to top floor servants quarters and nursery as well as the grounds and former stables.

Julia Lafferty (holding orange file in photo below) gave a talk about its history and place in both society and the landscape (as well as handing out info sheets).

After Pond House the tours walked over to the Clapton Cinematograph Theatre where Julia gave another very good short history of the building.

This is some of the 2pm group:

and 4pm:

Some external detailing on Pond House:

PHOTOGRAPHS above taken by David White

See more, including photos of one or two
of Pond House's internal features
just scroll down to the post below
(advertising the Open Day)
or click here

In addition, there are a few more photos (18 in all) in
my Pond House set on Flickr, around half of internal features.

Planning application documents & drawings

Listed building consent to refurbished Pond House and turn it into 5 self-contained flats is available here.

Planning application documents and plans/architects drawings for the refurbishment of Pond House and stables for the 5 flats and demolition of garages for 6 self-contained dwellings with associated landscaping is available here.

1 comment:

ewebber said...

My pics are over here:

Also it looks like the developers are selling the whole thing and claiming that it already has planning permission

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