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Inter-War British Social Housing

Below is a selection of British social housing between 1919 and 1939.

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St Andrew's Gardens, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool

Keay, Sir Lancelot Herman (1883-1974)

Model of housing estate, Quarry Hill, Leeds

Livett, Richard Alfred Hardwick (1898-1959)

Becontree housing estate, Dagenham, London

Forrest, George Topham (1872-1945)
NOTES: This image is one of many taken for the Architectural Review's 'Manplan 8: Housing' issue of September 1970 for which Ray-Jones was the guest photographer. This image appeared on pp. 138-139. The Becontree Estate was one of the largest interwar council estates built by the London County Council. In 1919 the government approved the plans for 29,000 new homes to house 145,000 residents. The finished estate, by 1939 comprised 26,000 homes and housed a population of 120,000.

Flats, Oaklands Estate, Clapham Park, London

London County Council. Architects Department
NOTES: Built for the relief of overcrowding in the neighbouring districts, this estate covers a three-acre site previously occupied by a large house with grounds known as Oaklands.

Ossulton Street Estate, King's Cross, London: Levita House

Forrest, George Topham (1872-1945)