Basic Site Details

Name: Wilberforce Housing Estate
Town, district or village: Battersea
City or county: London
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Comprises six blocks (3 mirror image pairs with courts between, Burke House, Buxton house, Clarkson House, Chalmers House, Fox House, Pitt House and Ramsey House) of five storeys on Maysoule Street. (N.B. we previously had a note of two outlying blocks, Chalmers House in York Road and Milner House in Hope Street, butChalmers House needs to be checked)

Builders: Holland Hannen & Cubitts

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Housing  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Hope Street  
Item 2 of 4Maysoule Street  
Item 3 of 4Shillington Drive  
Item 4 of 4York Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3November 1938 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 319461948Build/construction 
Item 3 of 31948 Design exhibited 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4(Sir) John Burnet, Tait & LorneArchitectural practiceA19381948 
Item 2 of 4Francis LorneArchitectA19381948 
Item 3 of 4Ludovic Gordon FarquharArchitectA19381948 
Item 4 of 4Thomas Smith TaitArchitectA19381948 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cherry, B and Pevsner, N1983London 2: South (The Buildings of England) London: Penguin Booksp679
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1948   645
Item 3 of 3Survey of London Survey of London  Volume 50 Battersea, p212

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder3 June 1949