SJ9200 : Fallings Park Garden Suburb - Victoria Road

taken 8 years ago, near to Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Fallings Park Garden Suburb - Victoria Road
Fallings Park Garden Suburb - Victoria Road
This may have been the face of council housing in the town. An exhibition of housing was held on the Fallings Park 'Triangle' in 1908 with small groups of houses built. The completion of the suburb on 50 acres of Arthur Paget's estate was interrupted by the Great War and more mundane council housing was later built on the prepared sites.

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Housing in Wolverhampton early 1900s Fallings Park Garden Suburb
The Utopian Dream and the Garden City movement found its way to Wolverhampton in 1907 when Sir Arthur Paget made available 50 acres of land for an exhibition village on his Old Fallings Estate.

The site was the Fallings Park 'triangle' bounded by Cannock Road, Bushbury Road and Victoria Road which had been formed when the turnpike road took a shortened route into town.

A number of houses were erected by various builders in small courts around the edge of the triangle with a central grass area. The exhibition was held in 1908 with interest from around the country and articles in the architectural and town planning press.

Development continued until 1915 when a total of 75 properties had been constructed. After the Great War the remaining plots were taken over by the Council for new 'council housing' and whereas some may follow the court layout the majority front directly onto roads.
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 January, 2011
Housing > Housing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 929 004 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.0913N 2:6.3049W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 929 003
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