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Barncroft Court

Hob Uid: 1507688
Location :
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SE3434736976
Summary : Three twelve-storey tower blocks built as public housing as part of the Seacroft Estate. The blocks contain 136 dwellings in total, comprising 71 one-bedroom flats and 65 two-bedroom flats. Barncroft Grange and Barncroft Court each provide 46 dwellings. Barncroft Towers provides 44 dwellings. Construction was approved by committee in 1961.
More information : The blocks were commissioned by Leeds County Borough Council. The Primary and Alternate addresses are the individual addresses of each tower block; all are current and of equal status. The Alternate Name is the name that was given to the contract for the development. (1)

The area of the site was originally 3.5 acres. The population density of the development was 114 people per acre. Barncroft Court was officially opened by the Lord Mayor, Alderman H Watson, JP on 16th July 1962. The block contained the first flats with underfloor electric heating in the city. (2)

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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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Construction approved 1961
Monument End Date : 1961
Monument Start Date : 1961
Monument Type : Tower Block, Council Flats
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Officially opened 1962
Monument End Date : 1962
Monument Start Date : 1962
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 : SE 33 NW 92
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, TOWER BLOCK DATABASE PILOT PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31