Albert Ball Memorial Homes

The Albert Ball Memorial Homes were erected in 1922 in Lenton, Nottingham.

Albert Ball Memorial Homes
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LocationLenton, Nottingham, England
Coordinates52°56′48″N 1°10′42″W / 52.9466°N 1.1782°W / 52.9466; -1.1782Coordinates: 52°56′48″N 1°10′42″W / 52.9466°N 1.1782°W / 52.9466; -1.1782
Built1922
Built forAlderman Albert Ball
ArchitectArthur Brewill
Architectural style(s)Renaissance Revival style
Listed Building – Grade II*
Reference no.1246781
Albert Ball Memorial Homes is located in Nottinghamshire
Albert Ball Memorial Homes
Location of Albert Ball Memorial Homes in Nottinghamshire

Alderman Albert Ball commissioned the building of the Albert Ball Memorial Homes in Lenton to house the families of local servicemen killed in action, in memory of his son, Albert Ball, a fighter pilot who had been killed in World War I.

Opened on 7 September 1922, the homes featured some unusual design elements. The building, containing eight residences, was built to evoke an aircraft, with the homes the wings, and the central porch reminiscent of a cockpit. The two centre homes had curving doors, windows, and walls that also fit the theme. Windows on the row are suggestive of propellers. They were also built with ease of use for the elderly in mind. The Albert Ball Memorial Homes were Grade-II listed in 1995.[1]

War memorialEdit

 
War memorial in front of the memorial homes

The Lenton War Memorial, located in front of the homes, includes Ball's name and was also paid for by the Ball family.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England. "Albert Ball Memorial Homes (1246781)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "War Memorial at Albert Ball Memorial Homes (1246782)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 April 2015.