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Tennyson Court

Hob Uid: 1498413
Location :
Gateshead
Gateshead
Grid Ref : NZ2645462554
Summary : Two twelve-storey H-plan tower blocks built as public housing in a mixed development redevelopment scheme. The blocks contain 136 dwellings in total. Construction was approved by committee in 1972.
More information : The blocks were constructed under the Gateshead County Borough Council. The Primary and Alternate addresses are the addresses of the individual blocks; both are current and of equal status. The Alternate Name was the name given to the contract for the development. (1)

Newbolt Court contains 67 dwellings. Tennyson Court contains 69 dwellings. Other structures that appear to have once been joined to the tower blocks have been demolished since 2007. It is not known whether these developments were part of the original redevelopment scheme.(2)

Stanley Miller Ltd.'s tender for the contract was £784,892.22. The mixed development intended to include shops; it is not known whether they were, or are still part of the actual tower blocks. (3)



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Source Number : 1
Source : Tower block : modern public housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Source details : Gazetteer 1
Page(s) : 357
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Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Correspondence between the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council and National Tower Blocks Network reproduced in the personal archive of Dr Miles Glendinning held at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
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Source Number : 3
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Proceedings of Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council Housing and Estates Department, 16th Feb 1972, reproduced in the personal archive of Dr Miles Glendinning held at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
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Source Number : 4
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Personal archive of Dr Miles Glendinning held at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Late 20th Century
Display Date : Construction approved 1972
Monument End Date : 1972
Monument Start Date : 1972
Monument Type : Tower Block, Council Flats
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Late 20th Century
Display Date : Construction completed 1974
Monument End Date : 1974
Monument Start Date : 1974
Monument Type : Tower Block, Council Flats
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 26 SE 450
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : TOWER BLOCK DATABASE PILOT PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31