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

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RIBApix ref no RIBA75081
Architect/DesignerLondon County Council. Architects Department
Artist/PhotographerLambert, Sam (1927-1981)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1959
Image Date1959
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBM/H&F/23/E
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Alton Estate is situated between Putney Heath and Richmond Park in south-west London. The smaller south-east part, Alton East, was built in 1952-1955, while the much larger north-west part, Alton West, was built in 1955-1959.

Subject tags

housing, old people's homes, Social Housing: 1950s