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Modern Architecture

Of the more recent architectural styles, one has developed into what can be considered the current vernacular, and that is red brick with sandstone quoins.  Some of the earliest examples are to be found in Weaver's Cottages and the Wesley Chapel (1775).  Edward Bradby felt that the cottages probably pre-dated the chapel.  Today, despite some minor concrete and glass excursions between 1960 and 1970, we seem to feel more comfortable with housing development that resembles that red brick and sandstone quoin style of the late 1700s.  We can see the predominant style, and pseudo representations of it, in some our newer developments from 1950 onward.