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