Cambridge 2000: Grange Road: Pinehurst Flats

Description: Grange Road: Pinehurst Flats
Date built: 1933
Architect: T.P. Bennett
Grange Road: Pinehurst Flats (T.P. Bennett) map for Grange Road: Pinehurst Flats
Date photograph taken: 04 Mar 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

The building on the left is known as Manor Court, that on the right Grange Court. The balconies save these buildings from monotony. The flats are very exclusive, largely occupied by older people, and a typical flat in 2000 would have cost around 300000 pounds (500000 Euros). The grounds were quite large and inevitably three additional, forgettable, blocks of flats were added in the 1960s and 1970s (to the west) and more interestingly two additional blocks were added in the 1990s (to the south), Oast House and Redwood Lodge.

Before these flats were built there was a suitably grand house (known as Pinehurst, hence the name) in the grounds dating from the early 1880s. In the 1920s, after the original owner (Charles Finch Foster) died, it was briefly occupied by a boarding school for girls.

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