1898 – Passmore Edwards Holiday Home for Children, Clacton-on-sea, Essex

Architect: Charles Bell


“The site is a very fine one, fronting the Marine Parade, in area 10 acres. The building will accommodate nearly 100 children, and is planned so that the dining and play-rooms face the sea. The administrative portion is in one block, comprising kitchen, scullery, larder, &c. The matron’s room is on one side of the main entrance, with library and elder girls’ sittingroom, boot, and cloak-rooms adjacent. Separate entrances arc provided for boys and girls, and staircases to their dormitories ; but they use the living-rooms in common. All the dormitories face the sea, and are arranged for eight and ten children in a room. Bath-rooms are provided on each floor, and clothes locker. Provision is made for future extensions. All the w.c.’s are outside the building. Red bricks and tiles for roofs are to be used. The architect is Mr Charles Bell, F.R.I.B.A., 3, .Salters’ Hall-court, Cannon- street, E.C. ; and Messrs. Hammond and Son, Romford, are the builders. The contract price is £6,596.” The Building News, May 20 1898.

The Home later became a Convalescent Home and was demolished in 1986.