Municipal Housing Articles

Housing People in Decent Conditions

A sequence of articles on different aspects of Housing including examples drawn from Stoke Newington.

  1. Early housing Conditions and Southwood Smith. An experiment in building clean flats and saving lives.
  2. The fashion for encouraging healthy housing at model factories and as attractive model dwellings as additions to wealthy estates.
  3. Octavia Hill and Ruskin, The 5% Philanthropic Housing Movement, Peabody Society, etc. discussed in connection with Gibson Gardens, an 1881 Philanthropic Housing development in Stoke Newington.
  4. Housing in Stoke Newington before 1855
  5. The London Building World of 1860 -1880
  6. Lisson Grove Slum Housing in 1881
  7. 1890 The Right of Councils to build to let, with the aid of 60 year loans at low interest. The new London County Council flats in Central London. There were none in Stoke Newington at this time.
  8. Municipal Housing in Islington from 1904 (The Wedmore Estate)
  9. 1917, as a reaction to he political unrest on the Clyde, the promise of ‘Homes For Heroes'.
  10. Slum Clearance in the 1930s
  11. The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps, 1939-45
  12. Example of Bomb Damage - Flying Bomb Damage in Albion Triangle
  13. The Borough of Finsbury Bomb Sketches
  14. 1945 Rebuilding after World War II
  15. Tower Blocks
  16. 1985 Refurbishing 1935 Slum Clearance buildings after 50 years
  17. ++ Housing Conditions in Stoke Newington over the Years (Summary of the above)
  18. ++ Extra bit
  19. The Squatters Movement
  20. Mrs Thatcher and the statement that, ‘There is no such thing as Society'.
  21. The Story of the Walterton and Elgin Estates in Paddington: Lady Porter and Gerrymandering in Westminster
  22. Housing Trusts.