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Listed by Kay Collins, 2007
Council Plans 1901-1937 - Court Estate
Rushden Council Building Notices - Plans Passed by Rushden Parochial Sanitary Committee
(later Rushden Urban Council)

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The plans are filed in date order, so they give us an insight into the development of our town. Sometimes the application was made by the builder contracted to a company or individual, but more often the company made the application, having employed the services of a draughtsman. Builders would buy a plot of land and make application to erect a house, or a pair of houses and as he increased his capital, so the number of houses on each application increased and even whole streets were eventually built by one builder. He in turn perhaps employed several smaller building companies or men with experience in a particular field.

The applications appear to have been passed just a few days after they were handed in.

Plans listed by Street Name
no.
plans
 street
for
month
year
1422
earth closet at
Avenue Farm
 A Sanders
 Mar
1916
1594
tractor shed & chaff barn
Avenue Farm, Avenue Road, Court Estate
A Sanders
Apr
1920
1387
farm buildings
Avenue Farm, Court Estate
A Sanders
Mar
1915
1024
house
Avenue Road
E B Moore
Aug
1906
1635
wash house to bungalow
Avenue Road
G Hawkins
Dec
1920
2394
garage
Avenue Road
G Bell
May
1932
2444
2 houses
Avenue Road
Mrs E Mills & Miss Warrington
Nov
1932
2463
bungalow
Avenue Road
A Osborne
Feb
1933
2621
4 houses
Avenue Road
A Osborne
Aug
1934
2707
bungalow
Avenue Road
F M Chappell
May
1935
3070
bungalow
Avenue Road
F C James
Oct
1937
1026a
greenhouse & shed
Avenue Road
E B Bramley-Moore
Nov
1906
2267
2 houses
Avenue Road, Court Estate
A Bailey junior & senior
Oct
1930
2328
bungalow
Avenue Road, Court Estate
J Barrick
Aug
1931
2401
bungalow
Avenue Road, Court Estate
W T Sinfield
Jun
1932
1636
shed to bungalow
Avenue Road/Newton Road
W Desborough
Jan
1921
1329
house
Bedford Road, Court Estate
John Wix
Dec
1913
1436
additions to house
Bedford Road, Court Estate
John Dunbar
Oct
1916
1481
barn
Bedford Road, Court Estate
Matthew Bates
Aug
1918
1528
additions to house
Bedford Road, Court Estate
Mr Wallis
Aug
1919
1532
bungalow
Bedford Road, Court Estate
J L Wallis
Feb
1920
1537
workshop
Bedford Road, Court Estate
J Wallis
Oct
1919
1563
bungalow (next to Council Reservoir)
Bedford Road, Court Estate
W Autter
Jan
1920
1570
bungalow
Bedford Road, Court Estate
J L Wallis
Feb
1920
1692
additions to bungalow
Bedford Road, Court Estate
C Adams
May
1922
2553
6 bungalows
Bedford Road, Avenue Road
A Osborne
Jan
1934
1429
barn & pigsty
Court Avenue
Wm Fisher
May
1916
1673
shed to bungalow
Court Avenue
Edward Breen
Nov
1921
2183
bungalow
Court Avenue
G Bell
May
1929
2217
bungalow
Court Avenue
Mrs Hale
Jan
1930
2420
bungalow
Court Avenue
T Furness
Aug
1932
2421
bungalow
Court Avenue
Messrs M MDrabble
Aug
1932
2427
3 bungalows
Court Avenue
Messrs M M Drabble
Sep
1932
2435
shed
Court Avenue
Mr Willoughby
Oct
1932
2472
2 wooden bungalows
Court Avenue
L Drage & LTebbutt
Mar
1933
2500
house
Court Avenue
F Simms
Jun
1933
831
bungalow
Court Estate
M A Fish
 
C1901
904
house
Court Estate
R Whitney
 
1903
913
house
Court Estate
J Cooper
 
1903
942
house
Court Estate
Rev. Woods
 
1904
1012
house
Court Estate
T Chapman
Mar
1906
1021
house
Court Estate
C Young
Jul
1906
1022
additions to house
Court Estate
B Moore
Jul
1906
1071
house
Court Estate
C E Young
Jun
1908
1072
house
Court Estate
C E Young
Jun
1908
1073
house
Court Estate
C E Young
Jun
1908
1261
bungalow
Court estate
W Sinfield
May
1912
1803
subsidy bungalow
Court Estate, Bedford Road/Avenue Road
A G Sanders
Jan
1924

Plans Listed by Plan No.
no.
plans  street for
month
year
831
bungalow Court Estate M A Fish
 
C1901
904
house Court Estate R Whitney
 
1903
913
house Court Estate J Cooper
 
1903
942
house Court Estate Rev. Woods
 
1904
1012
house Court Estate T Chapman
Mar
1906
1021
house Court Estate C Young
Jul
1906
1022
additions to house Court Estate B Moore
Jul
1906
1024
house Avenue Road E B Moore
Aug
1906
1026a
greenhouse & shed Avenue Road E B Bramley-Moore
Nov
1906
1071
house Court Estate C E Young
Jun
1908
1072
house Court Estate C E Young
Jun
1908
1073
house Court Estate C E Young
Jun
1908
1261
bungalow Court estate W Sinfield
May
1912
1329
house Bedford Road, Court Estate John Wix
Dec
1913
1387
farm buildings Avenue Farm, Court Estate A Sanders
Mar
1915
1422
earth closet at Avenue Farm  A Sanders
 Mar
1916
1429
barn & pigsty Court Avenue Wm Fisher
May
1916
1436
additions to house Bedford Road, Court Estate John Dunbar
Oct
1916
1481
barn Bedford Road, Court Estate Matthew Bates
Aug
1918
1528
additions to house Bedford Road, Court Estate Mr Wallis
Aug
1919
1532
bungalow Bedford Road, Court Estate J L Wallis
Feb
1920
1537
workshop Bedford Road, Court Estate J Wallis
Oct
1919
1563
bungalow (next to Council Reservoir) Bedford Road, Court Estate W Autter
Jan
1920
1570
bungalow Bedford Road, Court Estate J L Wallis
Feb
1920
1594
tractor shed & chaff barn Avenue Farm, Avenue Road, Court Estate A Sanders
Apr
1920
1635
wash house to bungalow Avenue Road G Hawkins
Dec
1920
1636
shed to bungalow Avenue Road/Newton Road W Desborough
Jan
1921
1673
shed to bungalow Court Avenue Edward Breen
Nov
1921
1692
additions to bungalow Bedford Road, Court Estate C Adams
May
1922
1803
subsidy bungalow Court Estate, Bedford Road/Avenue Road A G Sanders
Jan
1924
2183
bungalow Court Avenue G Bell
May
1929
2217
bungalow Court Avenue Mrs Hale
Jan
1930
2267
2 houses Avenue Road, Court Estate A Bailey junior & senior
Oct
1930
2328
bungalow Avenue Road, Court Estate J Barrick
Aug
1931
2394
garage Avenue Road G Bell
May
1932
2401
bungalow Avenue Road, Court Estate W T Sinfield
Jun
1932
2420
bungalow Court Avenue T Furness
Aug
1932
2421
bungalow Court Avenue Messrs M MDrabble
Aug
1932
2427
3 bungalows Court Avenue Messrs M M Drabble
Sep
1932
2435
shed Court Avenue Mr Willoughby
Oct
1932
2444
2 houses Avenue Road Mrs E Mills & Miss Warrington
Nov
1932
2463
bungalow Avenue Road A Osborne
Feb
1933
2472
2 wooden bungalows Court Avenue L Drage & LTebbutt
Mar
1933
2500
house Court Avenue F Simms
Jun
1933
2553
6 bungalows Bedford Road, Avenue Road A Osborne
Jan
1934
2621
4 houses Avenue Road A Osborne
Aug
1934
2707
bungalow Avenue Road F M Chappell
May
1935
3070
bungalow Avenue Road F C James
Oct
1937

KEY : Some envelopes are empty ~, some are missing ---.
A few are in a very poor state and are marked ^ in this list. (unable to unfold for inspection)
Only a few of the early documents have a date but it appears they were filed in date order.
Numbers on some envelopes have been used twice so I have added a "D" to the duplicates.
Most of the early plans are on tracing paper which has gone brittle with age, but by 1912 many were on linen.
Most envelopes have the details of property & street and some have the name of the owner or builder on the outer.
A few envelopes did not contain what is written on the outer but this is noted in the listing.

NRO Ref: Accessions 2005/67 & 2005/96 (26 boxes)
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