Hilgay House, Demolished 1960's

This large Victorian Villa was demolished in the 1960's. The coach house remains as Hilgay Cottage and Farthing Cottage.

The 1960's development made no attempt to blend into the area, creating an unsympathetic visual impact upon the Hilgay Cottages and the properties on the West of Hilgay Close.

Along Cranley Road, the shrubs and trees were removed. No attempt was made to retain trees and shrubs to preserve the street scene.

This a an example of unsympathetic development. It is out of scale, out of character and lacks any landscaping to preserve the street scene.