Town centre, Stevenage, Hertfordshire: Town Square with the clock tower on the left
|Architect/Designer||Stevenage Development Corporation|
|Vincent, Leonard (1916-2007)|
|Artist/Photographer||Maltby, John (1910-1980)|
|Library Reference||Maltby 33/ABN (MAL39232)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||John Maltby / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Supermarkets ; Clock towers ; Water features ; New towns ; Town planning|
NOTES: Stevenage was designated as England's first New Town in 1946, followed by the other London orbital developments of Basildon, Harlow, Hemel Hempstead and Bracknell. The development of the New Towns, built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London, was overseen by Lewis Silkin, 1st Baron Silkin (1888-1972), the Minister for Town and Country Planning from 1945 to 1950. Leonard Vincent was the Chief Architect responsible for the town centre.
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