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Many new homes were needed in the 1950s to replace those lost during WW2. One solution to providing a large number of homes was to build high-rise developments. The Lawn was built in 1951 and was the first residential tower block in Britain. There were two one-bed flats and two bedsitters on each of the 10 floors. The projecting ends of each wing were used to give each flat a south-facing balcony. In 1952 it received a Ministry of Health Housing medal. It was part of Harlow New Town. Most of the homes in the New Towns were rented from the Development Corporation..Read official list description.
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Copyright: English Heritage. NMR/Ms Elaine Allen LRPS
Reference: 472019
Location: Essex >> Harlow New Town Date Taken: 14 October 1999
Period: 1950s (1950 - 1959)
Keywords: 1950s, flats, high, rise, tower, housing, architecture, urban, council
Images By Theme: 1950s/60s Buildings

 
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