Cressy House

The east end is full of surprises.   Yesterday morning I walked down a road I’ve walked down a thousand times not far from our house and wandered into a courtyard where I found myself in a time warp of 1890s communitarian social idealism:  a well-cared-for courtyard full of plants, a small house for the caretaker, bicycles and beehives.   It’s Cressy House, austere on the outside, designed by Davis & Emmanuel, architects of the West London Synagogue, for the East End Dwellings Company, with communal staircases leading off the internal courtyard:-

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