Freeholders' Home Estate, Eastbourne, Darlington, Durham: Historic Area Assessment

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    Joanna Smith. Historic England. ISSN 2046-9802 (Online). "The suburb of Eastbourne lies on the east side of Darlington, extending out from the railway related development around Bank Top along Yarm Road. It began as a contained and isolated estate, laid out in 1851 around Bright Street and Cobden Street and built up with housing incrementally over the following decades. The Freeholders' Home estate, as it was initially known, forms the subject of this historic area assessment. It was developed by the Darlington and South Durham Freehold Land Society, influenced by a national movement intended to widen land ownership and broaden the electorate. What emerged was an area with a distinctive townscape, characterised by a varied housing stock and long rear gardens. Whilst unusual in the context of Darlington, this type of development has parallels elsewhere in the country...."
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    Historic England
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