Ref NoDCS/2/7/31
Title26 Bessborough Road
Admin/Biog History26 Bessborough Road in Roehampton, London, was a private house designed by Colin Lucas (of Connell, Ward and Lucas) in 1938-1939 and commissioned by Philip Proudman, a civil engineer, and his family. The project was completed in 1939 and the Proudman family owned the property until 1964 when Proudman's widow moved out of London. A compulsory purchase order was served by Greater London Council (GLC) in the 1970s with plans to extend the adjoining housing estates to create Alton West. Lucas, who was involved in the scheme, ensured that only the garden was affected in the build. The house went on to be used as a doctor's surgery with a caretaker's flat and was Grade II listed in 1986. The house was sympathetically restored in 1993 by private owners.
DescriptionContains research material relating to 26 Bessborough Road including:

-B&w photographs, [dated c1938], showing exterior and interior shots of 26 Bessborough Road during construction and on completion and colour photographs, dated 2002, showing the exterior and interior shots of 26 Bessborough Road
-Architectural plans (including photocopies), dated 1938, produced by Connell, Ward and Lucas for 26 Bessborough Road including site specifications, elevation plans and floor layouts
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Image CaptionB&w photograph showing the exterior of 26 Bessborough Road, dated c1938
B&w photograph showing the interior of 26 Bessborough Road, dated c1939
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