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Plaque: Festival of Britain - N7


Festival of Britain, 1951, Award for Merit.

Other similar plaques exist around the country. Those in London include: Junction of The Paragon and South Row, SE3; Somerford Estate N16; St John's Road, SE20; Newbury Park Bus Shelter; the Churchill Gardens Estate Pimlico; Heath Park Estate, Dagenham; Oak Hill Court, IG8.

Initially we could find little information about this "Award for Merit" but, 2016, the excellent A London Inheritance came up with the goods: "... the Council of Architecture advising the organisers of the Festival of Britain recommended that there be an award for “contributions to civic or landscape design, including any buildings, groups of buildings or improvement to the urban or rural scene“. The idea of an award was approved and entries were invited. ... building work had to have been started by the end of the war with completion in time for the award judging and the Festival of Britain. The initial end date for entries of September 1950 was extended to March 1951 ...." The plaques were made by Poole Pottery, and sadly some have not worn well.

Site: Festival of Britain - N7 (1 memorial)

N7, Camden Road, Hogarth Court

Camden's Local List says "The architects were led by Lewis Whitfield for Norman and Dawbarn. The design breaks with the older London tradition of blocks with inner courtyards, and provides open views and balconies southwards for light, with corridors on the north sides." "Yellow brick is used throughout, with metal (painted) balconies."

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