TQ3175 : "Barrier Block", Brixton

taken 7 years ago, 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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Date Taken
Monday, 30 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 316 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.7747N 0:6.4201W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 316 755
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Block of Flats 

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