TQ2583 : Abbey Estate, Abbey Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Hampstead, Camden, Great Britain

Abbey Estate, Abbey Road
Abbey Estate, Abbey Road
This is Casterbridge. The estate was built for Hampstead Borough Council in 1965 by Austin-Smith, Salmon, Lord Partnership. Pevsner is withering: "an ungainly group of coarsely detailed twenty-storey towers ... awkwardly linked by bridges ... a half-hearted demonstration of the 1960s concern with pedestrian segregation". They have clearly been refurbished in recent years, a process which has, as usual, expunged all traces of concrete.
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TQ2583, 493 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2581 8391 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.4046N 0:11.2377W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2575 8391
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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