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Wimbourne Court, Wenlock Barn Estate

Hob Uid: 1502224
Location :
Greater London Authority
Hackney
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3262383318
Summary : Two multi-storey blocks built as public housing as part of the Wenlock Barn Estate development. One block is an eleven-storey H-plan block, consisting of 44 two-bedroom flats; the other block is a six-storey slab block with balcony access, consisting of 30 three-bedroom maisonettes. Construction was approved by committee in 1955.
More information : The blocks were commissioned by Shoreditch Municipal Borough Council. The Primary and Alternate addresses are the individual addresses of each block; both are current and of equal status.
The Alternate name was the name given to the contract for the development. (1)

W. Lawrence & Son Ltd.'s tender for the contract was £164,887 16s. 4d. The design of the blocks is the the same as Blocks 14 & 15 on St Mary's Estate (see also Associated Monuments). (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Tower block : modern public housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Source details : Gazetteer 1
Page(s) : 349
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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 1955
Monument End Date : 1955
Monument Start Date : 1955
Monument Type : Tower Block, Slab Block, Balcony Access Block, Council Flats, Maisonette
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 2642
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1502200
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1502235
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1501675
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1502245
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1502256
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1502266
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1501981
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1501985
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1501988
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1501993
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, TOWER BLOCK DATABASE PILOT PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31