Additions and alterations to a house at Little Hedgecourt, East Grinstead

M335 Additions and alterations to a house at Little Hedgecourt, East Grinstead

Address: Copthorne Road, East Grinstead
Date: 1919–20
Client: E. O. Hoppé,
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)
1919
15 March: Mackintosh draws plans of Hoppé's existing cottage in his sketchbook, almost certainly in the course of a site visit to Little Hedgecourt. On the opposite page is a sketch showing how the cottage can be enlarged with two wings projecting forwards, linked by a pergola and enclosing a courtyard. 1
15 August: In a letter to William Davidson, Mackintosh mentions having drawn 'a dovecot for a friend of young Holmes of The Studio'. There are several surviving designs by Mackintosh for dovecots for Little Hedgecourt, and the letter to Davidson may refer to these. 'Young Holmes' is presumably Geoffrey Holme (1887–1954), who in 1919 took over the editorship of The Studio, the art journal founded by his father Charles Holme in 1893. 2
1920
17 February: Mackintosh records in his diary: 'Left plans of house at East Grinstead with E. O. Hoppe'. 3
19 February: Mackintosh receives £6 from Hoppé, 'being final payment to account for work proposed at E. Grinstead'. 4

Notes:

1: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Sketcher's Notebook, GLAHA 53015/19 (M335-002); GLAHA 53015/20 (M335-001).

2: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: letter from Mackintosh to William Davidson, 15 August 1919, GLAHA 52542.

3: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Mackintosh's diary for 1920, GLAHA 52408.

4: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Mackintosh's diary for 1920, GLAHA 52408.