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Torre Gardens

Hob Uid: 1507079
Location :
Leeds
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SE3184733868
Summary : Two ten-storey T-plan tower blocks with balcony access built as part of the Ebor Gardens public housing development. Each block contains 60 dwellings, providing 120 dwellings in total. Construction was approved by committee in 1959. Alterations have been made to both blocks in an effort to update their appearance.
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 date that alterations were made to the blocks is unknown. (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 1959
Monument End Date : 1959
Monument Start Date : 1959
Monument Type : Tower Block, Balcony Access 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 : SE 33 SW 527
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1507049
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1507064
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1507089
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1507107
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