Building record MNL 621 - 20 Pine Trees Avenue, Mildenhall, Suffolk

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Building record of a bungalow that is a converted railway carriage that was transported to its present site in or shortly after 1921.


Grid reference Centred TL 7202 7461 (9m by 13m)
Map sheet TL77SW


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Full Description

20 Pine Trees Avenue is a suburban bungalow on the eastern edge of Mildenhall, approximately 800 m from the town centre. The core of the building is a largely intact railway carriage that was transported to its present site in or shortly after 1921 and converted for domestic use by adding a pitched roof and a small kitchen extension. The roof extended beyond the sides of the carriage to form an internal corridor on one side and a garden veranda on the other, with a bedroom, sitting room and bathroom within. The new conversion is reputed to have been designed for a matron at Mildenhall hospital. The kitchen chimney was moved and a second extension of corrugated iron was added in the 1940s or 50s when the property was acquired by a married couple, but the original conversion is still recognisable (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Historic Building Recording: 20 Pine Trees Avenue, Mildenhall, Suffolk, MNL 621.

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Record last edited

Apr 20 2012 8:05AM

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