1940s British Social Housing

Below is a selection of images of British social housing in the 1940s.

For further image galleries, see: Inter-War1950s1960s1970s1980s self-builds or return to Homes Fit for People.

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RIBA14435Aluminium temporary house under construction

RIBA14504Richborough House, Pembury Estate, Hackney, London

RIBA28650'Arcon' temporary prefabricated housing, Long Lane, Croydon, London

RIBA38747The Portal prefabricated house: the rear elevation

RIBA55666Needwood House, Woodberry Down Estate, Stoke Newington, London

RIBA55674Tufnell Park Estate, London

RIBA55676Housing estate in Wapping, London: block of flats in Prusom Street

RIBA55679Pembury Estate, Hackney, London

RIBA55687Housing estate in Highbury, London

RIBA55692Ocean Estate, Stepney, London

RIBA55730Harold Hill Estate, Romford, London

RIBA71016Ministry of Works Demonstration Housing at Northolt, London: street view of the two types of houses