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TitleNoah's House and boathouse
Admin/Biog HistoryNoah's House in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, was a private weekend house built by Colin Lucas (of Lucas, Lloyd and Co.) in 1929-1934 for his family including his mother and father, Mary and Ralph Lucas, and his grandfather, Francis Lucas. A boathouse, called 'The Ark' already existed on the site and Lucas' design was for a more permanent structure.
DescriptionContains research material relating to 'Noah's House' and boathouse including:

-Published articles dated 1932-1937
-Photocopy of an architectural drawing [by Lucas] showing a ground floor plan of Noah's House and a sketch plan entitled 'House at Bourne End' (thought to show the bedroom courtyard at Noah's House)
-B&w photographs [dated c1930s-1940s] showing the exterior of Noah's House with members of Lucas' family and photocopies of photographs [dated c1930s-1990s] of exterior and interior shots with notes outlining the phases of the building project.
-Colour photographs [dated c1990s] showing the exterior of Noah's House, with a first floor and thatched roof added, and the boathouse in disrepair.
-Letter, dated March 1992, from Wycombe District Council to Christopher Dean, UK Co-Ordinator of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architecture), concerning the location of Noah's House, and a letter, dated July 1992, from Dean to Paul Herron, Head of Listing at the Department of National Heritage, requesting that Noah's House and boathouse are added to the statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural Interest
-Photocopies of ordnance survey maps showing the location of Noah's House
-Research notes by Rendel (née Godwin) dated 2000
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Image CaptionB&w photograph dated c1930s-1940s showing the exterior of Noah's House with Lucas' parents, Ralph and Mary Lucas, and sister, Phoebe, seated on the bench.
A sketch plan entitled 'House at Bourne End', dated c1920s-1930s
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