TQ3287 : Woodberry Down

taken 4 years ago, near to Stoke Newington, Hackney, Great Britain

Woodberry Down
Woodberry Down
The Woodberry Down Estate was built between 1949 and 1962 by the former London County Council on land either side of Seven Sisters Road. It represented a significant shift away from the pre-war 'garden city' cottage approach to local authority housing, recognising that a denser pattern was needed to solve London's housing crisis. At Woodberry Down all accommodation was in apartment blocks, including these on the north side of Woodberry Down itself; they were originally considered to be models of their kind much loved by those who moved here. However, in more recent years the estate became associated with social deprivation and all the problems that implies. The estate is now being redeveloped by a private developer; some of the replacement blocks can be seen further along the street. Although this will incorporate a relatively high proportion of social housing, the scheme is controversial, described as 'state-led gentrification' because flats in the more desirable locations will be sold at prices way beyond the means of most local people.
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TQ3287, 336 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Housing Estate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3231 8755 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.2782N 0:5.5354W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3227 8753
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Flats  Local Authority Housing 

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