1950s British Social Housing

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

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RIBA2929-28Phase I, Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Collier Street, Finsbury, London, seen in its urban context

 
RIBA3811Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: Chaucer House and the heat-accumulator seen from across the Thames

 
RIBA5175Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: Keats House and Shelley House, seen from Grosvernor Road


RIBA17130Phase 1, Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Collier Street, Finsbury, London: view from the south-east of three of the four parallel four-storey blocks showing the chequer motif facades

 
RIBA17131Phase 1, Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Collier Street, Finsbury, London: Kendal House, the principal block

 
RIBA24136Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: close-up of a facade


RIBA25793Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: a five-storey block

 
RIBA25797Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: an eight-storey block under construction

 
RIBA25798Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: view over the estate from a balcony


RIBA25799Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: corner detail

 
RIBA25800Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: close-up of a pylon

 
RIBA25801Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: access stairs to the eight-storey block


RIBA26248Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: two of the staircase bays on the east facade of Chaucer house with the heat-accumulator behind

 
RIBA26268Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: Lupus Street facade of De Qunicey House seen from the south-west

 
RIBA26276Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: the last section of the eastern end of the site, seen from Grosvenor Road


RIBA26364Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: the communal laundry

 
RIBA28327Phase 1, Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Collier Street, Finsbury, London: the communal laundry and boiler house

 
RIBA28330Model of first scheme for the Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Finsbury, London


RIBA36193Model of the Priory Green housing scheme (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Finsbury, London: aerial view of the estate

 
RIBA45276Hallfield Estate, Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London: Pembroke House

 
RIBA49511Phase 1, Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Collier Street, Finsbury, London: a row of eight-storey blocks with Kendal House in the foreground


RIBA49522Priory Green Estate extension (now Priory Heights), Wynford Street, Finsbury, London: close-up of the masionette balconies of the three-storey Calshott House

 
RIBA55184Terraced housing, Paxton Terrace, Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London

 
RIBA55978Priory Green Estate extension (now Priory Heights), Wynford Street, Finsbury, London: the spiral staircase


RIBA74104Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimilico, London: the garden for one of the houses

 
RIBA74129Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London

 
RIBA74130Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: the children's playground with the heat-accumulator behind


RIBA75097Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: one of the maisonette blocks

 
RIBA75101Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: Lowther House, Phase IV

 
RIBA94008Designs for Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, London: site layout showing site divided into 4 phased sections


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