Stoke Newington Architecture Walking Tour - Saturday 13 July 2024 11am

Stoke Newington Architecture Walking Tour - Saturday 13 July 2024 11am

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This walking tour takes participants on a journey through the history of British housing – led by architecturally-trained town planner Lachlan Anderson-Frank – using examples in and around Stoke Newington.

Originally a medieval village outside of London, Stoke Newington was rapidly absorbed into the expanding city as its population exploded in the early 19th century. The area, once filled with grand estates for the wealthy, was rapidly developed with Victorian housing  including by Sir Thomas Cubitt, the Victorian developer of Belgravia, which feature in the tour.

In 1889, Clissold Park was saved by the new London County Council and opened as a public park, but this did not halt the social transformation of the area. By 1900, 20% of the population lived in poverty and new migrant communities were settling in the area. In the decades that followed, overcrowding and poor quality homes led the first social housing to be built including the Lordship Estate as well as private housing such as Clissold Court.

The area was heavily bombed in World War II and saw further social housing built in the postwar period such as the Highbury Quadrant and Kings Crescent Estates, also featured on this tour. In recent years the area has become highly desirable and some estates have been transformed by Hackney Council, and the tour ends by looking at some recent award-winning projects led by the council.

This tour provides an overview of the history of British Housing since 1800, using notable local examples to tell the social history of Stoke Newington. Highlight buildings or stops on the route: 

1. Clissold House, architect unknown, 1793

2. 236-246 Albion Road, Thomas Cubitt, 1850-62

3. Lordship Estate, Howes and Jackman, 1936

4. Clissold Court, Howes and Jackman, 1936

5. Kings Crescent Estate, Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown and Muf, 2017

6. Highbury Quadrant Estate, LCC Architects Department, 1954

Key information:

Meet: On the slope in front of Clissold House in Clissold Park (address is Church Street
N16 9HJ)

Duration: 2 hrs

Distance: 2km approx

Ends: Highbury Quadrant Estate, near to Clissold Park Tavern N16 9DB

 

Meet the tour guide...
Lachlan Anderson-Frank is a architecturally trained and chartered town planner working at the London Borough of Enfield. Lachlan has contributed as an author to publications including Domus, Icon, Open City, the MIT Journal of Urban Planning, and Archdaily. He has also appeared as a public speaker for Urban Design London, the Royal Town Planning Institute, 20th Century Society, the Urban Design Group, and has featured on design panels for Hackney Council and the Architectural Association. He joined the Open City tours team in June 2021.

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead rain or shine.

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If you find you can no longer make the tour for any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go and enjoy the tour in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled you will be issued with a credit note (with no expiry date) that you can use to 

- book onto a rescheduled date
- book onto any other tour from our programme 

or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Please select solidarity pricing to help Open City offer the concessionary tickets rate for student and jobseekers.

Our concession pricing (£9.50 for walking tours / £19.50 for boat tours) is available for students and jobseekers only. 

 

If you find you can no longer make the tour for Covid or any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled due to Covid or any other reason you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour, provided with a credit note (with no expiry date) or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.