Peabody Estates: South Westminster
The Peabody Estates: South Westminster Conservation Area comprises three adjacent residential estates: Old Pye Street Estate (H.A Darbishire: 1862), Abbey Orchard estate (H.A Darbishire: 1882) and Horseferry Estate (Victor Wilkins: 1922). All three estates were constructed as social housing for the 'poor and needy' of the City of Westminster by the Peabody Trust; a trust set up and endowed by the philanthropist George Peabody in 1862.
The architecture of the estates is unique in Peabody's portfolio and provides a physical mapping of some of the first forms of social housing within the City of Westminster as well as the development of architectural style over an eighty-year period (1862-1922).
The Peabody Estates: South Westminster Conservation Area was designated in 2008 and a conservation area audit for the estate adopted in 2009.
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