SJ9401 : Council Housing - Guest Avenue

near to Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Council Housing - Guest  Avenue
Council Housing - Guest Avenue
This early 1950s housing in Wednesfield was built as overspill for neighbouring Wolverhampton. Lack of available building land within the town led to agreement with the adjoining Urban Districts to develop new estates. The first of these three-storey blocks opened in June 1955. Some of these Districts were absorbed into the town with local government boundary changes in 1967.
Council Housing in Wolverhampton - 1950s :: SJ9302
The council housing programme of the 1950s was driven by slum clearance of the areas close to the town centre.

Despite some misgivings with regard to the social effects Wolverhampton Council adopted the policy of building flats. The first blocks of flats were built on the Newbolds Estate in 1950 followed by more blocks at Merridale in 1954. The largest collection occurs on the Long Knowle Estate built in 1955-6. The Graiseley Estate (Dale Street)saw the first deck access flats built in the borough with two eight storey blocks, since demolished.

The early 1950s saw a change in housing policy with overspill estates developed by Wolverhampton Council outside the borough boundaries in Wednesfield UDC (Long Knowle and Ashmore Park) and Seisdon RDC (Wombourne).

Further developments continued within the borough boundaries at Deans Road (next to Old Heath Estate), Underhill (next to The Scotlands Estate)and Warstones.
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 941 018 [100m precision]
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