Housing, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

RIBApix ref no RIBA4168
CountryUK: England
CityStevenage
Subject Date1950
Image Date1950
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Archive
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Stevenage was designated as England's first New Town in 1946, followed by the other London orbital developments of Basildon, Harlow, Hemel Hempstead and Bracknell. The development of the New Towns, built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London, was overseen by Lewis Silkin, 1st Baron Silkin (1888-1972), the Minister for Town and Country Planning from 1945 to 1950.

Subject tags

housing, new towns