Napper, Errington, Collerton, Barnett & Allott
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Edith Avenue in unusual is many ways. The new housing would predate Washingtons designation as a New Town by nearly six years. The design is based on Napper, Errington and Collertons second prize scheme for the competition at Lillington Gardens, London (design and built by Darbourne & Darke). Unlike the inner London borough of Vauxhall, Washington was a declining mining town so the distinctly urban approach of Edith Avenue probably came as a surprise to the low-rise surroundings of Washington residents.