Book Description

BARRY PARKER and RAYMOND UNWIN Proposed Garden Suburb at Hampstead North London. Baldock: Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin, architects, February 22nd 1905. Coloured map, 330 x 640 mm. old folds and a couple of closed tears. [Drawing Number 3471] Barry Parker [1867 - 1947] and his half cousin Raymond Unwin [1863 - 1940] were important and influential architects and town planners who drew on Arts and Crafts values when designing homes for living in rather than just houses. They were leading architects and planners for two of the most significant garden developments in England: Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb. The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust was established in 1906 and a special Act of Parliament was required to counter local bylaws so that the principles of the scheme could be upheld. These included low housing density, tree lined roads, hedges and trees as boundaries, mixed social housing and no church bells. This map pre-dates the development, no other copies have been traced.
Date 1905

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