Pollards Hill Estate: Construction of Westmoorland Square

Pollards Hill Estate:  Construction of Westmoorland Square

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Partial / Incomplete Date February 1951
Area Pollards Hill
Copyright 1 Sydney W Newberry
Picture Reference Mit_​Buildings_​58-32
Original Format Photo
Notes / History After the 2nd World War the local Council's priority was to quickly erect housing to provide much needed accommodation for men coming out of the armed forces and for families made homeless by bombing. In the 1950's the Council built six-storey maisonette blocks, starting with Westmorland Square, shown in this image, and finishing the final block in Bovington Square in 1956. By the standards of the day, the much needed housing was built in record time and the Mitcham Council could boast a house-building programme which exceeded that of any other Surrey Council.

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