Eighty years of change to Jarvis houses in West Common

By Rosemary Ross

In 2016 Jean Gardner undertook the challenge of tracing as many as possible of the houses photographed by Jim Jarvis soon after they were built on the new West Common estate in the 1930s.  She noted the alterations and in 2017 she set out to re-photograph these houses, as closely as possible from the same viewpoint.  However many are now concealed by trees and hedges and we have chosen images that identify key features of the original house design.

Photo:4-12 West Common Way

4-12 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:4-12 West Common Way

4-12 West Common Way

Jim Jarvis 1936/7

Photo:6 West Common Way

6 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:6 West Common Way, 1930s

6 West Common Way, 1930s

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:16 West Common Way

16 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:16 West Common Way, 1930s

16 West Common Way, 1930s

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:18 West Common Way

18 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:18 West Common Way. 1930s

18 West Common Way. 1930s

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:19 West Common Way

19 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:19 West Common Way, 1930s

19 West Common Way, 1930s

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:20 West Common Way

20 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:20 West Common Way, 1930s

20 West Common Way, 1930s

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:22 West Common Way - greatly extended

22 West Common Way - greatly extended

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:22 West Common Way 1930s

22 West Common Way 1930s

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:26 West Common Way

26 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:26 West Common Way 1930s

26 West Common Way 1930s

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:27 West Common Way

27 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:27 West Common Way

27 West Common Way

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:28 West Common Way

28 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:Long Close, 28 West  Common Way - first listed in 1938 as occupied by Ralph Phillips. Now difficult to see through the surrounding trees.

Long Close, 28 West Common Way - first listed in 1938 as occupied by Ralph Phillips. Now difficult to see through the surrounding trees.

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:31 West Common Way

31 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:31 West Common Way

31 West Common Way

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:33 West Common Way

33 West Common Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:33 West Common Way, first listed in 1938 occupied by the Rev. Hugh Selwyn Fry. There is now a large extension on the left-hand side.

33 West Common Way, first listed in 1938 occupied by the Rev. Hugh Selwyn Fry. There is now a large extension on the left-hand side.

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:Green Loaming, West Common Close

Green Loaming, West Common Close

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:Green Loaming, West Common Close

Green Loaming, West Common Close

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:2 Oakfield Road

2 Oakfield Road

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:2 Oakfield Road

2 Oakfield Road

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:9 Oakfield Road

9 Oakfield Road

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:9 Oakfield Road. A two storey extension encompasses the garage. The chimney stack has been rebuilt in brick

9 Oakfield Road. A two storey extension encompasses the garage. The chimney stack has been rebuilt in brick

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:10 Oakfield Road

10 Oakfield Road

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:10 Oakfield Road.  Large extensions have been added at each side.

10 Oakfield Road. Large extensions have been added at each side.

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:3 Dellcroft Way

3 Dellcroft Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:3 Dellcroft Way, from the rear garden

3 Dellcroft Way, from the rear garden

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:4 Dellcroft Way

4 Dellcroft Way

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:4 Dellcroft Way. A large extension has been added on the right-hand side, where the garage stood.

4 Dellcroft Way. A large extension has been added on the right-hand side, where the garage stood.

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

Photo:4 High Elms

4 High Elms

Jean Gardner, 2017

Photo:4 High Elms.  There is now a large extension on the left

4 High Elms. There is now a large extension on the left

Jim Jarvis - scanned from glass negative by J Marlow

This page was added by Rosemary Ross on 24/04/2018.

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