Greater London Council. Department of Architecture & Civic Design
NOTES: Thamesmead was planned in 1965-1966 as a new town on the riverside marshes of south-east London between Plumstead and Erith. It was scheduled for completion in 1974 but was never fully finished and the projected population of 60,000 for the new town was downgraded to 45,000 by the end of the 1970s. From then around 400 houses were being built annually and by 1982, the population stood at 20,000. Since 2014 the managment and regeneration of the area has come under the aegis of Peabody.
NOTES: The tapestry was created for number 1 Holland Park, the home of Alexander Constantine Ionides, the art patron and collector, and was made by Morris & Co. on the Merton Abbey looms. The tapestry itself is now in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
NOTES: The sketch is from a volume containing mounted and unmounted sketches of birds and animals. The sketch is labelled with colour notes and identifying caption: Tigress. Felis Tigris Burma; however, the Burmese tiger is Panthera tigris tigris. Probably sketched as aide-memoire for wallpaper or textile design.
NOTES: The sketch is from a volume containing mounted and unmounted sketches of birds and animals. The sketch, entitled Heron visits Richmond, is labelled with colour notes. Probably sketched as aide-memoire for wallpaper or textile design.
NOTES: The sketches are from a volume containing mounted and unmounted sketches of birds and animals. Both sketches are labelled with colour notes; the Donald Gunn sketch (lower one, p.50B) is initialled by the artist and 'sketch by Donald Gunn' in Voysey's hand at bottom. The Voysey sketch (upper one, p.51) served as a model for the John Dory in a design for a textile showing fish under water, dated September 1929 (see RIBA94946).
NOTES: Avon Tyrrell was designed to be a 'calendar house' incorporating 365 windows (to represent the number of days per year), 52 rooms (weeks per year), 12 chimneys (months per year), seven outer doors (days per week) and four wings (seasons).