Come and visit Turn End, Peter and Margaret Aldington’s 1960s self-built family home, and its glorious sequence of gardens, this coming Sunday (7th May from 14.00-17.30) and take a look inside. Be inspired by the concrete, wood and glass house, grown out of its surroundings, and see first-hand how village housing can be modern and traditional.
Entrance is £15.00. Booking isn’t essential but can be made at turnendtrust.eventbrite.co.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trustees and Volunteers will be on hand to let you know more about the work of the Trust which aims to conserve and make Turn End available for future generations. Books about Turn End and the work of Peter Aldington will be on sale together with plants from Turn End’s small nursery. There will be tea and homemade cakes too.
Turn End Estate (The Turn, Middle Turn and Turn End) received a Royal Institute of British Architects Award for Architecture in 1970. On July 15 1998, the three buildings were added to the list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. They were upgraded to II* in 2006; only a handful of post-war houses are listed at this grade. As modern housing, made of wood, concrete block and glass, in a traditional setting, the group has always been celebrated as a rare British representative amongst the best of European housing design, and has welcomed visitors from all over the world. It has provided teaching material for students of architecture and landscape design, been written about nationally and internationally and photographed widely.