Abbotswood is a favoured suburb in Guilford, Surrey. This major new study takes the reader back to Edwardian time, when the estate was still a dream for the developer Alfred G. Taylor, the father of a fascinating family, and talented architect, A. Claude Burlingham. The estate became the basis for several more quality developments in north-east Guildford between the two world wars, inclusing Ganghill Estate, and significant parts of Merrow, such as Fairway and three roads off Trodds Lane. Early features captured on photographs, both historical and contemporary, offer an insight into the homes of the estate. The book explores the very best of suburban architecture, and in doing so provides the strongest possible argument for its retention. The book will fascinate those interested in Guildford's local history, but will also appeal to anyone with a broader interest in the period, and in particular the Arts and Crafts style, as well as those hoping to replicate the characteristic and distinctive architecture of the period.
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