The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Modern Buildings on the Cator Estate, Blackheath Walk

South Row, Blackheath (Eric Lyons for Span).

Modern Buildings on the Cator Estate, Blackheath Walk

Saturday 24 August 2024

Start time/place: 11am/Corner of Lee Road with Blackheath Park, SE3

Finish time/place: 1pm/South Row, SE3

Ana Sutherland will lead a visit to a series of Span estates (1954-1984) by Eric Lyons, and houses by Patrick Gwynne, Walter Greaves and Peter Moro. She will explain the history of Span, the buildings, and connections.

The tour’s route starts at the main entrance to the Cator estate, by Spangate (1964). Highlights include no. 10 Blackheath Park (Patrick Gwynne, 1969) and no. 20 (Peter Moro, 1958) and Rocque Lane (Walter Greaves, 1968). We will be able to visit inside a Span house and will end the walk at South Row (Eric Lyons, 1963) by the open heath.

Ana Sutherland is a practicing architect based in Blackheath. Her book Modern Buildings in Blackheath and Greenwich 1950-2000 was published this summer. She is the leader of the Blackheath Society, Architecture Group and organises tours in the area for Open City.

C20 Members: £20 Non-members: £25

Click Here for our cancellation policy.

Not a member yet? Join Here and benefit from event ticket discounts. Looking to support our campaigning? Donate to our casework Here.

The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244

Above: South Row, Blackheath (Eric Lyons for Span). Image credit: Pierce Scourfield

Booking Closed

Unfortunately, booking is closed for this event and we are no longer able to accept new bookings.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this event, please fill out the form below. We will contact you in the event of a cancellation to confirm your attendance.


  • How many places do you require?