Mile Cross – sight lines

Sight lines: something sadly lacking from any of the later additions to the estate, and something seemingly lacking from anything else designed in Norwich from the 1960’s onwards. This shot is taken looking South along the long footpath simply named: ‘The Lane’ by the estate’s engineers.

Mile Cross – topography to the point

Before I start, here’s a little warning to let you know that you’re going to see the word “point” a lot. Sorry. At the very south-western extreme of the estate, the two major boundary routes, the Fakenham and Aylsham Roads meet at a single point. It’s at this point (I did warn you) that youContinue reading “Mile Cross – topography to the point”

Mile Cross – expansion and toilets.

Moving North along Bignold Road will find you following in the footsteps (or tyre tracks) of the first builders onto the estate. Bignold road heads it’s way north from Drayton Road until it reaches the horseshoe shape that is Appleyard Crescent; which has become 0.7% more infamous since the resurgence of the Star Wars seriesContinue reading “Mile Cross – expansion and toilets.”

90 years of Mile Cross – a photo tour.

Mile Cross. A corporation-built housing estate in Norwich that has a bit of a reputation for being a bit rough, and in some places I suppose it is – some of it falls into the “most deprived” category – as in most deprived places in the UK – but that doesn’t mean we should writeContinue reading “90 years of Mile Cross – a photo tour.”