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Cromwell Buildings
These flats were constructed in 1864 by Sir Sydney Waterlow, founder of the Improved Industrial Dwellings Company, and were modelled after a pair of houses designed by the Prince Regent for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Founded in 1863, the company was one of the most successful and earliest providers of low-cost housing.
Historic Southwark

The Prince Regent (later King George IV) had died more than twenty years before the Great Exhibition. They mean the 'Prince Consort', i.e. Prince Albert. And he didn't design the houses himself, he commissioned them. The houses themselves still exist and are known as Prince Consort Lodge.

Site: Cromwell Buildings (1 memorial)

SE1, Redcross Way

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Great Exhibition

From the V&A website: "The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of a...

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Improved Industrial Dwellings Co Ltd

Founded by Sir Sydney Waterlow.

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Prince Albert

Born Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Germany, as Albert Francis Augustus Charles Ema...

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Sir Sydney H. Waterlow

Philanthropist. Born in Crown Street, now Sun Street, EC2. Brought up in Mile...

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Southwark Council

The London Borough of Southwark was created as an amalgamation of the Metropo...

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