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Hob Uid: 1505214
Location :
Cheshire East
Cheshire East
Macclesfield
Grid Ref : SJ9248974504
Summary : Two sixteen-storey tower blocks built as a public housing development, mostly for aged persons, in Hurdsfield. The blocks contain 184 dwellings in total. Construction was approved by committee in 1963.
More information : The blocks were constructed for Macclesfield Municipal Borough Council. (1)

The Primary and Alternate addresses are the individual addresses of each block; both are current and of equal status. The Alternate Name is the name that was given to the contract for the development. John Laing Construction Ltd.'s tender for the contract was £457,895. (2)

When originally constructed, one of the blocks was heated by gas, the other by electricity. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Tower block : modern public housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Source details : Gazetteer 1
Page(s) : 359
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Source Number : 2
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : 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 the Macclesfield MBC Housing Committee, 27th Mar 1963, reproduced in the personal archive of Dr Miles Glendinning held at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
Page(s) : 5144
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Construction approved 1963
Monument End Date : 1963
Monument Start Date : 1963
Monument Type : Tower Block, Council Flats
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 97 SW 89
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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