Ossulton Way, Brim Hill, Edmunds Walk
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Ossulton Way was laid out in 1935. There is a 'village green' of white-walled modernistic houses by Welch, Cachemaille-Day and Lander (numbers 64-86; numbers 49-75 opposite are similar, as are the adjoining houses in Ludlow Way by Crickmer, 1935). Then there is another cul-de-sac of two storey flats by Butler (Neale Close, 1929).

Eastwards of Ossulton Way, the 'spine road' function of Hill Top is continued in Brim Hill. Howard Walk to the left is a crescent of modernistic houses, white-walled and hip-roofed, by Crickmer (1935). Gurney Drive to the right (1931) is a two-pronged descent to the Al, one prong of picturesque houses by Butler, the other of neo-Georgian by P D Hepworth - the one place in the Later Suburb which equals Welwyn. There may be a slight absurdity in white shutters that are hung upside down and cannot be used as such, but the grouping of the houses is nonetheless excellently handled, with slight projections and recessions and a strong sense of unity in the whole road.

In Brim Hill numbers 74-78 are a modernistic work by Drury and Reekie, well placed on the corner of Widecombe Way. Finally, beyond Deansway, there is the escapist quaintness of Edmunds Walk (1936). The half-timber houses by R H Williams in the first straight stretch are a prelude to the village green beyond, designed partly by Williams, partly by Burgess, Holden and Watson. This is an architecture which makes merits of defects: decayed brickwork, gnarled timber, roof ridges sagging in surprising places. It may be too much to expect the tired commuters to join in a maypole dance as they come down the path from Finchley East station; all the same, the village green is delightfully set on its hillside and has genuine qualities of space.

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