Norman William Tudor Brooks, born 1938 in Wycombe, is a renowned Essex Architect with an architectural practice on Canvey. The Glebe development on Vicarage Hill consists of six detached modernist houses designed by Norman, of which No. 73 is the first one on the left as you ascend the hill. There are examples of his domestic architecture scattered throughout Essex and as an example of his civic designs, the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch has recently celebrated it’s fiftieth birthday.
The Royal Institute of British Architecture defines Modernism as the single most important new style or philosophy of architecture and design of the twentieth century, associated with an analytical approach, the function of buildings, a strictly rational use of modern materials and an openness to structural innovation and the elimination of ornament.