Becontree housing estate, Dagenham, London

RIBApix ref no RIBA15757
Architect/DesignerLondon County Council. Architects Department
Artist/PhotographerRay-Jones, Tony (1941-1972)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1939
Image Date1970
ViewAerial
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference30676
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Tony Ray-Jones / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This image is one of many taken for the Architectural Review's 'Manplan 8: Housing' issue of September 1970 for which Ray-Jones was the guest photographer. This image appeared on pp. 138-139. The Becontree Estate was one of the largest interwar council estates built by the London County Council. In 1919 the government approved the plans for 29,000 new homes to house 145,000 residents. The finished estate, by 1939 comprised 26,000 homes and housed a population of 120,000.

Subject tags

housing, brickwork, town planning, suburbia, Social Housing: Interwar