London County Council (LCC) housing estate at Becontree, Essex. This view shows newly-built semi-detached and terraced houses, together with landscaped areas which are separated from the pavements by low concrete and metal barriers. Developed between 1921 and 1934, the Becontree estate was the largest council housing estate in the world, and eventually consisted of 25,000 houses.
Photographed by Topical Press, 11 Sep 1928
Location: Becontree, Barking, Essex
Image no: U5191
Inventory no: 1998/13533
20th Century London caption: The London County Council (L.C.C.) housing estate at Becontree, Essex was developed between 1921 and 1934. This photo from 1928 shows a number of newly built semi-detached and terraced houses. The houses included indoor plumbing, which was an innovation in ordinary homes. In front of the houses is a landscaped area, the grass fenced off by low concrete and metal barriers. At the time, the Becontree estate was the largest council housing estate in the world. It eventually comprised 25,000 houses.