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The Wilson Grove Estate

A small cottage estate built by Bermondsey Metropolitan Borough Council in 1928 – a monument to the ideals and reforming ambitions of Alfred and Ada Salter, Christian socialists and Labour pioneers.

John Scurr House, Ratcliffe Lane, London E14 7JF

John Scurr House is a renovated modernist housing block built by Stepney Metropolitan Borough Council in 1937. At the time, it was the first council scheme to be selected for display at the Ryal Academy’s Annual Exhibition.

The Branch Hill Estate: Spedan Close, London, NW3 7XF

One of a number of distinguished housing estates created by Camden Council in the 1960s and 70s and commonly regarded as some of the finest council housing in the land, now Grade II-listed.

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Social housing for the East End’s Jewish community

The arch still standing here marks the site of the first housing estate of the Four Per Cent Industrial Dwellings Company, a pioneering social housing project set up by Nathan Mayer Rothschild in the 1880s.