TQ3175 : "Barrier Block", Brixton

near to Brixton, Lambeth, Great Britain

"Barrier Block", Brixton
"Barrier Block", Brixton
Southwyck House, a block of flats in South London, is also known locally as "Barrier Block". The block was built in around 1970, at a time when there were plans for a 6-lane elevated motorway to pass in front of the building. The block was designed to bounce traffic noise back, and to protect residents from fumes. The motorway formed part of the "London Ringways" plan, which would have seen motorways built in 4 concentric circles around London. The overall plan was abandoned, although some stretches of motorway have been built.
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2011
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Brixton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 316 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.7747N 0:6.4201W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 316 755
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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