Totterdown Fields

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Totterdown Fields
Housing for the Working Classes-103.png
1913 plan of the estate
LocationWandsworth, London
Coordinates51°26′13″N 0°09′45″W / 51.4370°N 0.1626°W / 51.4370; -0.1626Coordinates: 51°26′13″N 0°09′45″W / 51.4370°N 0.1626°W / 51.4370; -0.1626
Statusconservation area (19 September 1978)
Area38 acres (15 ha)
Units1244 houses
Constructed1901 to 1911
Construction
AuthorityLondon County Council
StyleCottage Estate
Influenced byGarden city movement, Arts and Crafts movement
Governing
Body
Wandsworth Conservation & Design Group

Totterdown Fields was the first London County Council cottage estate built between 1901 and 1911 It contained 1244 individual houses built over 38 acres (15 ha). The estate was designated a conservation area, on the 19 September 1978.

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LCC Cottage estates 1918–1939
Estate name Area No of dwellings Population 1938 Population density
Pre-1914
Norbury 11 218 867 19.8 per acre (49/ha)
Old Oak 32 736 3519 23 per acre (57/ha)
Totterdown Fields 39 1262 32.4 per acre (80/ha)
Tower Gardens
White Hart Lane
98 783 5936 8 per acre (20/ha)
1919–1923
Becontree 2770 25769[a] 115652 9.3 per acre (23/ha)
Bellingham 252 2673 12004 10.6 per acre (26/ha)
Castelnau 51 644 2851 12.6 per acre (31/ha)
Dover House Estate
Roehampton Estate
147 1212 5383 8.2 per acre (20/ha)
1924–1933
Downham 600 7096 30032 11.8 per acre (29/ha)
Mottingham 202 2337 9009 11.6 per acre (29/ha)
St Helier 825 9068 39877 11 per acre (27/ha)
Watling 386 4034 19110 10.5 per acre (26/ha)
Wormholt 68 783 4078 11.5 per acre (28/ha)
1934–1939
Chingford[b] 217 1540 7.1 per acre (18/ha)
Hanwell (Ealing) 140 1587 6732 11.3 per acre (28/ha)
Headstone Lane 142 n.a 5000
Kenmore Park 58 654 2078 11.3 per acre (28/ha)
Thornhill
(Royal Borough of Greenwich)
21 380 1598 18.1 per acre (45/ha)
Whitefoot Lane (Downham) 49 n.a n.a.
Source:*Yelling, J.A. (1995). "Banishing London's slums: The interwar cottage estates" (PDF). Transactions. London and Middlesex Archeological Society. 46: 167–173. Retrieved 19 December 2016. Quotes: Rubinstein, 1991, Just like the country.
  1. ^ Source says 2589- transcription error
  2. ^ Part of a larger PRC estate around Huntsman Road


It was the first London County Council cottage estate built between 1901 and 1911 in Wandsworth. The estate contains 1,244 individual houses built over 38 acres (15 ha), it was influenced by Ebenezer Howard's Garden city movement and the Arts and Crafts movement.[1] The principal architect was Ernest Stone Collins.[2]

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