Birds Hill

Then and Now

By Sian Butcher

Birds Hill. Early 20th Century
Birds Hill
Letchworth Garden City Corp. 1983

The unusual cottages on Birds hill were built for Heatly Gresham, and engineering firm that made bodies for London taxi cabs. The mansard roofs gave the cottages a nickname of ‘Noah’s Ark cottages’. In the early 1980’s they were refurbished.

Have you ever lived in Birds Hill? These two pictures show how Birds Hill has changed.

Add a comment about your memories of Birds Hill.

This page was added on 14/06/2010.

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  • As the two photographs are of totally different parts of Bird’s Hill they do not show how Bird’s Hill has changed. The Dunkerley-designed mansard cottages (nos 2-40) (bottom photo) were 1905 Exhibition cottages and the Parker & Unwin group at the corner of Ridge Road (top photo) were built a year later.

    By Allan Lupton (26/08/2011)

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