Comprehensive Development Areas: Bunhill Fields

Scope and Content

Comprehensive development areas: Bunhill Fields consists of:

  • papers and photographs, ( 1950s )
  • plans, ( 1950s )

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

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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 )