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Comprehensive Development Areas: Bunhill Fields, 1950s

Identifier: PJM/LCC/E/6

Scope and Contents

Comprehensive development areas: Bunhill Fields consists of:

  1. papers and photographs, ( 1950s )
  2. plans, ( 1950s )


  • Creation: 1950s


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

1 file and 1 plan file

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Biographical / Historical

Bunhill Fields suffered 73% bomb damage during World War II and was designated as London County Council Comprehensive Development Area no 6. It is in London's St Luke's area and adjoins the City of London's Barbican area. It had a mixture of commercial, industrial and residential uses. It was divided into three sections: the western part was to be developed by the the Corporation of London, and included the Northampton College of Technology extension, by the London County Council Architect's Department Schools Division and the Golden Lane Housing Scheme in the Borough of Finsbury. The central part, between Golden Lane and Whitecross Street, was sponsored by the Peabody Trust. The eastern part, where many pre-war flats survived, was partially redeveloped for housing.


From the Sub-Fonds: 3.5 metres