From the rear side cover: This is a facsimile reproduction of the Tattenham Corner Estate brochure produced in the early 1930s by Surrey Downs Housing. It covers the Tattenham Corner Estate, the Burgh Heath Garden Estate and the Nork Park Estate which were created from the remnants of land from the Nork Estate in Banstead, Surrey left over from the collapse of the Halden Estates Company in 1925. The merits and location of the estates are described and illustrated with the various types of houses complete with prices and dimensions that were built by the company. It makes fascinating reading.
From the inside rear cover: This is a facsimile reproduction of the Tattenham Corner Estate brochure produced by Surrey Downs Housing in 1934 whose head office was at 146 Great Tattenhams. The brochure also covers the Burgh Heath Garden Estate and the Nork Park Estate and describes the merits of the developments and their proximity to London. It is interesting to note that at the time there were train services at frequent intervals from Tattenham Corner to London Bridge, Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. There was also a Green Line bus service that ran direct into London and a local bus service, the 406, that conveyed passengers, not customers, to Kingston and Reigate. The brochure is a time capsule of how prospective buyers in the 1930s selected a plot of land and chose the type of house to be built on it. It makes fascinating reading especially for those who live in the area.
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover
Tattenham Corner Estate
Published by the Banstead History Research Group, 28 pages. A4 size booklet (N8119X1)