Slum Clearance Building by the LCC
in Stoke Newington

"The erection of three blocks of 100 flats to provide rehousing accommodation for persons to be displaced from eight small clearance areas is nearing completion. The site is in Lordship Terrace and in close proximity to Clissold Park. The three houses are to be named "Ormond House", "Lordship House" and "Clissold House". It is claimed that when the new flats are completed and the houses in the Clearance Orders are demolished, Stoke Newington will be a slumless borough."

Stoke Newington Housing report
From The Borough Guide 1934


These flats were outstanding. The architectural press praised them highly

"The new estates built by the London County Council in Kennington and Stamford Hill and the Somers Town buildings of the St. Pancras House Improvement Society must be included in the most aesthetically satisfying achievements of our time. At Kennington and Stamford Hill they come as close to perfection in their type as anything done in Germany, Holland, or Austria, and they definitely surpass the most expensive block of flats built in the West End of London."

`Housing and Slum Clearance in London ',
by Hugh Quigleyand Goldie Ismay, Methuen 1934.

The flats described in these glowing terms include the flats in Lordship Terrace opposite St Mary's Primary School.

Elevation and Plan of the New Lordship Terrace Flats in 1933

The Elevation of the New Flats in 1933

(Saved as Elevation of new flats)


Plan of the New Flats in 1933

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