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The Heights East

Hob Uid: 1506985
Location :
Leeds
Leeds
Leeds
Grid Ref : SE2566733135
Summary : A tower block devlopment known as The Heights East, constructed as part of a public housing project, opened in 1960. The wider area between Poplar Way and The Heights saw a number of tower blocks for public housing being built between 1960-1965.
More information : The blocks were commissioned by Leeds County Borough Council. (1)

The Primary and Alternate addresses are the individual addresses of the two remaining blocks; both are current and of equal status. The demolished blocks are known to have been sited one each next to a remaining block. The individual
addresses of the demolished blocks are unknown. The date of demolition is also unknown.

The Alternate Name is the name that was given to the contract for the development. (1)

The Heights East were officially opened by Mr Charles Pannell MP on 29th September 1960. (2)

A long-time local resident notes that the name the Heights East refers only to two blocks; therefore the reference to the demolished blocks in source 1 probably is to a site elsewhere in the wider area. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Tower block : modern public housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Source details : Gazetteer 1
Page(s) : 366
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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 : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Comments from local resident, PastScape comments log and communications by email 23-JUL-2011 to 26-JUL-2011
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Part demolished post-1958
Monument End Date : 2009
Monument Start Date : 1958
Monument Type : Tower Block, Council Flats
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Construction approved 1958
Monument End Date : 1958
Monument Start Date : 1958
Monument Type : Tower Block, Council Flats
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Officially opened 1960
Monument End Date : 1960
Monument Start Date : 1960
Monument Type : Tower Block, Council Flats
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 21st Century
Display Date : Part demolished pre-2009
Monument End Date : 2009
Monument Start Date : 1958
Monument Type : Tower Block, Council Flats
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 23 SE 326
External Cross Reference Notes :

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