1950s British Social Housing

Below is a selection of images of British social housing in the 1950s.

For further image galleries, see: Inter-War1940s1960s1970s1980s self-builds or return to Homes Fit for People.

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RIBA5251Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: view showing the triaxial plan form of the spiral staircase of Bevin Court

 
RIBA26230Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: the terraces of four-storey maisonettes along Danebury Avenue

 
RIBA26232Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: the terraces of four-storey maisonettes along Ibsley Gardens


RIBA26234Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: the eleven-storey maisonette slabs

 
RIBA26238Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: the eleven-storey point blocks

 
RIBA26242Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: view across the estate from the access deck of a maisonette slab


RIBA28027Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: mural depicting Finsbury's history and coat of arms by Peter Yates in Bevin Court

 
RIBA32534Design for a housing scheme at Holford Square, Finsbury, London: plan

 
RIBA33550Alton Estate, Roehampton, London: aerial view


RIBA34554Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: view of the staggered terrace of houses with twelve-storey point blocks in the background

 
RIBA42363Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: one of the eleven-storey point blocks

 
RIBA49551Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: Bevin Court looking towards the new extension, Amwell House


RIBA49553Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: the central spiral staircase of Bevin Court

 
RIBA52857Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: one of the maisonette blocks

 
RIBA59321Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: the point blocks


RIBA75080Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: a terrace of houses in Norley Vale

 
RIBA75081Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: the old people's dwellings with the slab blocks behind

 
RIBA81833Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: model of the final scheme, showing Bevin Court and Holford House


RIBA81834Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: Bevin Court

 
RIBA81837Flats in Holford Square, Finsbury, London: the entrance to Bevin Court


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