Turn End: Peter Aldington’s three village houses and garden

Turn End: Peter Aldington’s three village houses and garden

Join us in viewing a film that will be introduced and discussed by director Murray Grigor!

Venue: Room LTS, Dalhousie Building (corner of Old Hawkhill and Hunter Street), University of Dundee, DD1 4EN
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Cost: Free

The Dundee Conservation Lectures 2018.
Arranged by the AHSS Tayside & East Fife Group; Dundee Historic Environment Trust and the University of Dundee postgraduate programmes in architectural conservation.

Turn End: Peter Aldington’s three village houses and garden, A film by Murray Grigor. Introduced and discussed by Murray Grigor OBE, film director, writer.

Murray Grigor’s recent film tells the story of the influential group of three houses and celebrated garden designed and built by the architect Peter Aldington in the 1960s in the traditional village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire. Murray is a Scottish film director and writer, former Edinburgh Film Festival director and has made over 50 films with a focus on art and architecture. He will introduce the film and talk about the film and its subject after screening it. Turn End is Peter and Margaret Aldington’s own family house; its neighbours are The Turn and Middle Turn. The houses are built of timber, concrete block and glass, and have been regarded as being amongst the best examples of modern housing in a traditional setting. Their continuing relevance was confirmed by English Heritage listings in 2006 and the garden was also listed in English Heritage’s Inventory, in November 2017.