Volume: Dudley Urban cottages, under construction for the Ministry of Works, Pirbright, Surrey

20 Jan 1947
Volume containing Photographic material
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A collection of 6 black and white negatives showing the construction of amended Dudley Urban cottages, in Pirbright, Surrey. The houses were made using traditional brick methods of construction. The Temporary Housing Act of 1944/5 was intended to alleviate the acute housing shortages of the immediate postwar years. The Ministry of Works was the government department tasked with the organisation and efficiency of the push for housing construction. There were two types of Dudley house built for the Ministry of Works, the “Rural” and the “Urban”.

It has not been possible to precisely locate where these homes were built within Pirbright.

The original Ministry of Works storage envelope lists the operator as “B” and the division as “Architects”.

2 of the 6 images were catalogued and digitised as part of a 2020 project.


This is part of the Sub Series: PSA01/04/H Housing; within the Series: PSA01/04 Negatives; within the Collection: PSA01 Property Services Agency

This Volume is divided into 2 Child Records
This Volume contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 6


Source: Historic England Archive


Brick, Mid 20th Century Prefabricated House, Construction