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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/HSG/PP
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1950-1965
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 3.9 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Council's functions in relation to housing were originally exercised by the Valuer but were separated in 1901 to form an independent Department under a Housing Manager. In 1919, the greatly increased work involved in the preparation and development of new schemes led to the appointment of a Director of Housing responsible both for development planning and for the management of estates, the former Housing Manager at this stage becoming a subordinate officer under him. In 1921, the Department as a whole was again merged with that of the Valuer. This position continued until 1 April 1954 when a separate Department was again created under a Director of Housing. Originally designated Housing Management Department, it was renamed Housing Department in 1960. The Housing Department's work was focussed mainly on slum clearance, the construction of new housing estates both inside London and out of county, and the post-war provision of emergency housing.


Scope and content/abstract:

Housing Estate Plans from the London County Council Housing Department, 1950-1965, for the following estates:
Ainsworth Estate, Hampstead
Albion Street Areas, Bermondsey
Ashburton Estate, Chartfield Avenue, Wandsworth
Avebury Estate, Turin Street Site, Bethnal Green
Avery Hill, Woolwich
Barn Elms Park Site, Wandsworth
Baxter Grove Areas, Islington
Baylis Road, Lambeth
Beckenham Hill Road, Lewisham
Bellingham Estate Extension, Lewisham
Besson Street Area, Deptford
Blessington Road Site, Lewisham
Boreham Wood Estate, Hertfordshire
Regal Cinema Site, Bromley High Street and Bow Road, Poplar
Bricknall Place areas, Lambeth
Broadway Site, Hackney
Bromley Road Extension, Lewisham
Brook Lane Site, Greenwich
Browning Estate, Townley Street Site, Southwark
Burdett Estate Extension, Stepney
Burlington Road Site, Fulham
Butterswick Cottages, Hammersmith
Campbell House Site, Woolwich
Carnbrook Road Site, Greenwich
Caroline Estate Extension, Hammersmith
Castle House, Woolwich
Cherry Garden Site, Bermondsey
Church Crescent, Hackney
Colebrook Row Area, Islington
Cordelia Street, Poplar
Creek Road Site, Lewisham
Dartmouth Road Site, Lewisham
Dodson Street Site, Southwark
Dove Row Extension, Shoreditch
East Dulwich Estate Extension, Camberwell
East India Dock Road Site
Eastman Street Site, Bethnal Green
Elmington Estate
Ember Street Site, Bermondsey
Fayland Estate, Wandsworth
Finchley Road Development, Hampstead
Flamstead Estate Extension, Greenwich
Frampton Park, Hackney
Gauden Road Site, Wandsworth
Giffrin Street Site Extension Reginald Road site, Deptford
Glamis Road Site, Stepney
Grove Street site, Deptford
Hawgood Street site, Poplar
Heathside Estate, Greenwich
Hedgers Grove, Hackney
Heston Street Area, Deptford
Hilgrove Estate, Finchley Road, Hampstead
Hilldrop Estate, Islington
Hillside Gardens Estate Extension, Wandsworth
Hobson's Place, Stepney
Jackman Street site, Hackney
Jamaica Road site, Bermondsey
Kender Street Area, Deptford
Kidbrooke Park Estate Extension, Greenwich
King Henry Street, Islington
Lancaster Street site, Southwark
Lansbury Estate, Stepney and Poplar
Lant Street site, Southwark
Lawson Street Development, Southwark
Lindley Estate, Camberwell
Loampit Vale site, Lewisham
Long Lane Areas, Bermondsey
Longstaff Estate, Wandsworth
Loughborough Street, Lambeth
Lurgan Avenue Area, Fulham
Malay Street Area, Stepney
Maple Court, Acacia Grove, New Malden
Mardyke Street Area, Southwark
Maxey Road site, Woolwich
Mill Gardens Area, Lewisham
Milne Estate Extension, Woolwich
Ocean Street site, Skidmore Street, Stepney
Patmore Street site, Battersea
Pearscroft Road, Fulham
Pennyfields, Poplar
Pitsea Street site, Stepney
Polthorne Street Area, Woolwich
Poplar High Street, Poplar
Priory site, Wandsworth
Prospect Estate, Farnborough, Hampshire
Raglan Street Area, Saint Pancras
Rapley Place, Bethnal Green
Ravensbourne Estate, Lewisham
Roehampton High Street site, Wandsworth
Rowlett Street, Poplar
Ruskin Park Estate Extension, Camberwell
Saint George-in-the-East Hospital site, Stepney
Saint Katherine's Way (Matilda House), Stepney
Saint Luke's Housing Development, Old Street, Finsbury
Saint Martin's Estate, Upper Tulse Hill Lambeth
Saint Peter's Hospital site, Stepney
Samuda's Wharf Site, Poplar
Southend Lane Site, Lewisham
Stockwell Gardens, Lambeth
Stockwell Lane, Lambeth
Stockwell Road Development, Lambeth
Streatham Hill, Wandsworth
Sydenham Hill Site, Lewisham
Tabard Garden Extension, Southwark
Teesdale estate, Bethnal Green
Trafalgar Road Site, Greenwich
Tyers Street Site, Lambeth
Tyson Road Site, Lewisham
Vauxhall Gardens Extension, Tate Street Site, Lambeth
Wager Street Site, Stepney
Wapping Estate Extension, Stepney
Watermead Estate Extension, Lewisham
Watson's Street, Deptford
Welshpool Street Site, Hackney
Weston Rise Site, Finsbury
Whetstone Road Site, Greenwich
White City Estate, Hammersmith
Woodberry Down Estate, Stoke Newington
York Hill Site, Lambeth
Zangwill Road Sites, Greenwich

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Plans arranged alphabetically by housing estate.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent body, the London County Council.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For more records relating to LCC housing estates please see the Chief Engineer's records (LCC/CE), the Architect's Department records (LCC/AR), the Valuation Department records (LCC/VA) and the Clerk's Department records (LCC/CL/HSG).

Publication note:

For further information on the history of the LCC please see Achievement: A Short History of the London County Council by W Eric Jackson (1965), LMA Library reference 18.0 1965, The London County Council 1938, LMA Library reference 18.7 SER 4, and The Youngest County: A description of London as a county and its public services, 1951, LMA Library reference 18.0 1951.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April to June 2009

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