Queens Park Estate
The Queens Park Estate was originally developed on an area of pasture land between 1874 and 1882 by the 'Artisans Labourers and General Dwellings Company'. The artisans company was founded in 1876 by William Austin to provide decent housing for the working classes based on his own temperance principles.
It is an important early example of social housing and was unusual for its time in providing cottage style housing with gardens as working class homes.
The area has a distinctive character. The yellow brick, two storey cottages were set in wide tree lined streets and embellished with a variety of architectural details such as porches, turrets, gables and arches.
The conservation area was designated in 1978 and extended in 1991.
|Publications and Documents:|
|Queens Park Estate Conservation Area Map|
|Queens Park Estate Mini Guide|
|Queens Park Estate Conservation Area Audit SPG|
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