Neville Drive, Holne Chase, Lytton Close
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From here Neville Drive runs eastwards, with expensive individual houses of the 'thirties on the golf course side, a curious mixture ranging from neo-Georgian to Hepworth's white-walled Cape Dutch (with blue and green pantiles) to a tentative 'early modern' in dark brick. Number 21 opposite is more convincedly International Style the pantiled roof no doubt stipulated by the authorities.

Round the corner in Spencer Drive number 26 is an early example of International Modern, by A S Gray, designed in Rome when on a scholarship (1934). Carlyle Close opposite is an introduction to Herbert A Welch's careful compromise with modernism (in his partnership with N F Cachemaille-Day and F J Lander). Here the clash between curved windows of the Erich Mendelsohn kind and hipped roofs with pantiles is largely resolved by the use of a pleasant dark red brick. Behind it in Home Chase is a most attractive example of C H James's type of neo-Georgian in number 17, designed by Soutar (Powell) in 1936; it was specially built to screen the electricity sub-station attached to its rear.

Norrice Lea has the neo-Georgian Synagogue by Morris de Metz (1936) and a pleasant group of houses at numbers 33-43, probably by Robert Atkinson. Off Linden Lea is Lytton Close, by G G Winbourne, 1935, the one attempt in the Suburb to create a coherent environment out of International Modern. The detailing is unsophisticated in the same Mendelsohnian derivative that Welch used, but Winbourne had the courage of his convictions in his lively skyline of flat roofs and glazed 'sun rooms'.

After the little villas of Linden Lea and Kingsley Way (mostly by Soutar), one comes, just before Lyttelton Road to Kingsley Close, the first and best of the modernistic designs by Welch, Cachemaille-Day and Lander, this time with white walls and green pantiles.

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