Volume: Newly constructed housing in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, for the Ministry of Works

12 May 1948
Abingdon, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire
Volume containing Photographic material
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A collection of 16 black and white negatives showing a variety of different housing construction methods in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The Ministry of Works was the government department tasked with alleviating the acute housing shortages of the immediate postwar years, mostly through the construction of traditional and prefabricated, modular housing but also through the renovation or rebuilding of existing housing stock. The majority of properties depicted in this collection are built using traditional brick methods. There are a variety of different properties included within this collection, all of which were constructed in a new housing estate to the north of Abingdon town centre, between Wootton, Northcote and Oxford Roads. There are a number of locations, but Kingston Close and Stanford Drive are visible, indicating that the properties were constructed around this area.

The original Ministry of Works storage envelope lists the operator as “F”.


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 contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 16


Source: Historic England Archive


Brick, Mid 20th Century House, Construction