Council Housing, 27 & 29 Higher Bullen, Barwick, Somerset

Council Housing, 27 & 29 Higher Bullen, Barwick, Somerset
Photograph taken 18 October 1999 © Mr Brian Haigh. Source Historic England Archive ref: 469479

These houses were built in 1925. They were built for the local council as low-cost houses. Their design is based on the principals that Lt Colonel Nissen, of the Royal Engineers, used in the construction of the World War One Nissen huts. The Nissen huts were built to house troops during the First World War. Because of its semicircular, corrugated iron shape the Nissen Hut could deflect shrapnel and bomb blasts. This made it a perfect bomb shelter.

Location

Somerset Barwick

Period

1920s (1920 - 1929)

Tags

house housing council architecture estate world war one 1920s (1920 - 1929) ww1 wwi