House, Selsdon
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Felix J. Samuely & Partners (consulting engineering firm)
  • Douglas Smith and Ruddle Chartered Quantity Surveyors (quantity surveyors)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

House, Selsdon



Level of archival description:
File 42
Extent and medium:
  • 55 drawings
    29 reprographic copies
    0.02 l.m. of textual records
    0.01 l.m. of photographic materials
Scope and content:
File documents an unexecuted project for a detached private residence located at Beech Way in Selsdon, Surrey, (now Croydon, part of Greater London), England, for Jean Newlove (Mrs. Jean McColl). The local planning authority refused the project citing aesthetic considerations. The house was to be constructed as a "series of interleaved reinforced concrete trays" supported by columns ("Cedric Price Supplement No. 2", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (January 1971), 36). File contains conceptual and design development sketches that explore exterior elevations, stair and glazing details; axonometric drawings and sections that show relationship between floor levels and functions; and framing plans showing the preliminary structural layout. Material in this file was produced between 1962 and 1964.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, presentation drawings, photographic materials, and textual records.
Reference number:



Selsdon Croydon Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English.
Related units of description:
  • Group DR2004:0077 contains a photograph of elevation drawings of Farmhouse at Truckle Hill, Wiltshire (AP144.S2.D39). Group DR2004:0036 in the Photographic Materials series (AP144.S6) contains negatives related to this file.

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