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Oldham Town Centre

Oldham Town Centre

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People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (student)
  • Architectural Association (Great Britain). School of Architecture (educational institution)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

Oldham Town Centre

Dates of creation

1952-1957, predominant 1956-1957

Level of archival description

File 3

Extent and Medium

  • 71 drawings
  • 19 reprographic copies
  • 37 panels
  • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents Cedric Price's thesis for the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England, a comprehensive twenty-year development plan for the town of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. Ordinance surveys and land-use plans of the existing city centre, and a panel with various photographs of the surrounding area provide an analysis of existing regional conditions. The first of thirty-five presentation panels provides a detailed description of the thesis programme and an outline of design concepts and planning problems, while the remaining boards show the design development of the project. Planning and programming drawings include site plans showing proposed pedestrian and traffic circulation, building massing and block plans. A roughly sketched section shows the proposed use of various areas. There are numerous schematic and design development drawings including plans, elevations, exterior building sections, and isometric detail drawings which show the partial structure for a hotel. Material in this file was produced between 1952 and 1957, but predominantly between 1956 and 1957.

File contains design development drawings, reference drawings, presentation panels, photographic materials and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S1.D3

Location

Oldham Greater Manchester England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • Object DR2004:1169 in Printed Material (AP144.S5) is a map which possibly relates to this file. Textual records DR2006:0057 contain material related to the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AP144.S1.D2).

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:001-008
    • Title: Maps, and site plan showing land use
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, wax crayon, coloured pencil and adhesive tape on reprographic copies and possibly photomechanical prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 36 x 45 cm sheet (largest): 58 x 86 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:011-032
    • Title: Site plans, schematics, sketches, conceptual drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    site plans, schematics, sketches, conceptual drawings, perspectives, sections, measured sketches, axonometrics, and reference drawing

    Quantity / Object type:

    22 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite, crayon, coloured pencil and adhesive tape on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 19 x 35 cm sheet (largest): 51 x 74 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:033-037
    • Title: Site plans, including reference drawing, relief drawing, and overlay
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, wax crayon, coloured pencil and graphite on reprographic copies and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 x 43 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:038-062
    • Title: Plans, sections, sketches, conceptual drawings, perspectives
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    plans, sections, sketches, conceptual drawings, perspectives, schematics, elevations, details, axonometrics, notes, and calculations

    Quantity / Object type:

    25 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, wax crayon and adhesive tape on translucent paper and paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 13 x 21 cm sheet (largest): 51 x 82 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:063-085
    • Title: Elevations, plans, sketches, sections, conceptual drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    elevations, plans, sketches, sections, conceptual drawings, perspectives, axonometrics, details, overlay, and calculations

    Quantity / Object type:

    23 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, wax crayon, paper montage, adhesive film and adhesive tape on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 17 x 51 cm sheet (largest): 50 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:086-090
    • Title: Plans, sections, and schematic
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil and graphite on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 20 x 47 cm sheet (largest): 30 x 50 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:091-096
    • Title: Proposal text, views of site, maps, site plans, sketches, perspectives, and postcard
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

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    6 presentation panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation panels

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite, crayon, paper montage, correction fluid and adhesive tape on reprographic copies, paper, possibly photomechanical prints and gelatin silver prints, mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    panels: 58 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:097-102
    • Title: Site plans, views of site, and schematics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 presentation panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation panels

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil, wax crayon, ink and paper montage on reprographic copies and gelatin silver prints, mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    panels: 58 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • DR1995:0167:098
      • Presentation panel for Oldham Town Centre project showing views of Oldham, England, including Tommyfield Market and east end of site
      • Form: drawings
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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:103-108
    • Title: Plans, axonometrics, views possibly of a model, site plan, elevation, overlay, sketch, and detail
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 presentation panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation panels

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite, wax crayon, adhesive film and paper montage on reprographic copies, paper and translucent paper, mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    panels: 58 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:109-114
    • Title: Elevations, plans, sections, details, map, view of site, and diagram
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 presentation panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation panels

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil, ink, wax crayon, correction fluid, paper montage and possibly paint on reprographic copies, translucent paper and gelatin silver print, mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    panels: 58 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:115-120
    • Title: Plans, details, sections, axonometrics, and elevations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 presentation panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation panels

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, coloured pencil, wax crayon and paper montage on reprographic copies and translucent paper, mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    panels: 58 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:121-126
    • Title: Plans, sections, perspective, elevation, overlay, and key (text)
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 presentation panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation panels

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil, crayon, ink and paper montage on reprographic copies and translucent paper, mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    panels: 58 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2006:0057
    • Title: Notes, thesis documents, material related to Architecture Association exhibition
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    notes, thesis documents, material related to Architecture Association exhibition, sketches, texts, clippings, correspondence, periodicals, drawings, and form

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 25 x 37,5 x 2 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:009
    • Title: Site views of Oldham Town Centre, England
    • Dates of creation: 1956 or 1957?
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • Cedric Price (student)
    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of site

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 panel(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on gelatin silver prints, printed postcards, mounted on paper, with inscriptions in felt tip pen

    Dimensions:

    panel: 27 x 77 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Note: 2 photographs appear to missing from the panel.

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0167:010
    • Title: Site plan showing land use
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reference drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite and adhesive film on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 43 x 54 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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