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.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Beecholme Estate update

For residents of the Beecholme Estate in Clapton.

As you will have seen, the TRA has found the funds to refurbish the pramsheds in the small square:

Several are now available to residents living on first floor (or higher) flats or living in a ground floor flat without a garden.

If you want one, please contact me, David White, the B&C TRA secretary at
or attend the next TRA meeting: date will be posted in the notice boards as usual.

Other improvements
The new map signs will be going up in the not too distant future and to help the face lift, we've asked for the staining on the wall adjacent (actually the back of the pram sheds) to be cleaned:

The new map signs can be seen here
We hope you agree they are quite an improvement and will help make the estate even more attractive.

We also hope to have around 5 more trees planted in the small square, away from the walls of course. 

The large square hasn't been forgotten. The two new benches to coordinate with the new sculpted curved bench are on the way. The design is being finalized by the same sculptor, Tim Norris, and the paperwork is being worked on right now, to be constructed in the new year. 


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