SJ9600 : Council Housing - Merrick Road

near to Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Council Housing - Merrick Road
Council Housing - Merrick Road
Post war housing built for Wednesfield UDC on the early 1950s Castlebridge Estate.
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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Saturday, 19 March, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 20 March, 2011
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