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Housing, Willowfield, Harlow, Essex

RIBA Ref No RIBA11336
Architect/DesignerGibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Harlow Development Corporation. Architects' Department
Artist/PhotographerMcCann, John (1926-2018)
CountryUK: England
CityHarlow
Subject Date1965
Image Date1965
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBM/H&F/104/D
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditJohn McCann / RIBA Collections
SubjectHousing ; New towns ; Brickwork
NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. It is notable for being the location of the first pedestrian precinct and first residential tower block in Britain.
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