Comprehensive Development Areas: Lewisham Clock Tower

Scope and Content

Comprehensive development areas: Lewisham Clock Tower consists of:

  • papers, (7 September 1953 )
  • plans - Lewisham Clock Tower CDA, (1950s )

Administrative / Biographical History

South East South London borough of Lewisham, adjoining Bermondsey, was a highly mixed area with the River Thames in the north, dense urban fabric in the centre and leafy suburbs to the south. As a result of its town centre being devastated by a flying bomb in 1944 , a 40 acre Comprehensive Development Area was designated by London County Council at Lewisham Clock Tower.

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List of sources for the administrative history:

Jordan, Robert Furneaux, New standards in official architecture, Architectural Review vol 120, no 718 pp 303-324(November 1965 )

Johnson-Marshall, Percy, Rebuilding cities, (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press , 1966 )