The Lawn, Harlow, Essex

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RIBApix ref no RIBA76057
Architect/DesignerGibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Harlow Development Corporation. Architects' Department
Artist/PhotographerWainwright, Herbert Lionel (1902-1976)
CountryUK: England
CityHarlow
Subject Date1950
Image Date1957
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBM/PLA/15/W (Wainwright 11676)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. It is notable for being the location of the first pedestrian precinct and first residential tower block in Britain.

Subject tags

housing, new towns