Green, Cotman, Raeburn, Emmott Closes
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Thornton Way leads southwards to Meadway, where number 64 has a well-composed chimney stack on the corner of Green Close, a pleasant cul-de-sac in dark brown brick by Soutar's assistant, W T Powell (1935). Meadway leads quickly to Wildwood Road, where numbers 68-106 are a reasonable match for the earlier houses on the other side. Number 68 is by Paul Badcock on his own (c 1923), number 70 by Soutar (on his own for once) and numbers 72-78 by Badcock as Soutar's chief assistant.

Behind is a sequence of three closes, connected by footpaths, which is up to Unwin's standards in its coherence. Cotman Close has charming neo-Georgian terraces by Soutar (or rather by his assistant, Badcock) of 1924. In Raeburn Close number 7 (Two Stacks) was designed by F W Knight for himself in 1924. Emmott Close is an excellent quadrangle of brick flats, simply accented with round-arched hoodmoulds and higher three-storey pavilions, all designed in 1928 for the United Women's Housing Association by H Duncan Hendry of Dendry & Schooling. Particularly effective is the splaying out of Kingsley and Cosway Houses towards Kingsley Way, making a kind of village green where the water main reservation crosses the bend in Wildwood Road.

Facing down Kingsley Way, with its back to the golf course, is Bunkers Dip, an eccentric but characterful house by Philip Hepworth in a kind of dark brick Byzantine, with round-arched windows, red pantiles and a polygonal staircase tower.

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