Birchwood Modern Suburb

Overview

Birchwood Modern Estate Character Area (view detailed map) is a large suburban area lying approximately 4km to the south west of Lincoln city centre, and is composed of a series of successive residential developments. Development units dating to the late Post-war [1946-1967 AD] and Modern [1968-2008 AD] period illustrate changing attitudes and approaches, in particular the move towards more personalised and individual houses, in the construction of private residential housing estates in the mid to latter part of the 20th century and the early 21st century.

The Character Area is dominated by a series of residential developments built mainly during the Modern period [1967-2008 AD]. Although a small number of properties along, and either side of, Birchwood Avenue in the north of the area were constructed in the late Post-war period [1946-1966 AD]. Private residential developments, which continue to be built in the south of the area, have overwritten much of the former rural landscape, however traces of earlier farming practices in the area, and it’s use as a WWII airfield remain evident in the modern townscape.

Private residential developments, which continue to be built in the south of the area, have overwritten much of the former landscape. However, the townscape contains many traces of its rural past, including the lines of field boundaries associated with the 18/19th century enclosure of land, boundaries of two probable 19th century woodland plantations, and the 18/19th century remains of a former fishpond and a mill pond belonging to a now demolished farm complex. Earlier features include the Skellingthorpe and Doddington medieval roads.
 
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Modern two and three storey buildings around Carnoustie Drive and Muirfield Drive

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.21287, -0.60226)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: City fringe
Predominant Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Secondary Period: Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
Average Building Type: Mixed
Average Building Density: Medium