Hammond House Photo Album

Hammond House was built in 1937-38 on the eastern end of the former Universe Rope Works.

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Engineering works on former rope works site, cleared to make room for Hammond House, early 1930s

Engineering works on former rope works site, cleared to make room for Hammond House, early 1930s

Engineering works on former rope works site, cleared to make room for Hammond House, early 1930s

Survey of London

Hammond House consisted of three linked, four-storey, blocks of flats, built in 1937–8 for Poplar Borough Council and designed by Rees J. Williams, the Borough Engineer and Surveyor . When the lease held by the Millwall Engineering Company on the eastern third of the rope works site expired in 1937, the Council took possession of the land.

There were two threebedroom, 24 four-bedroom, and eight five-bedroom flats, plus four five-bedroom maisonettes. Some larger flats with four or five bedrooms were included to rehouse extra-large families living in overcrowded conditions, while the maisonettes seem to have been the first to be built by the Borough Council.

Hammond House shortly after opening.

Hammond House shortly after opening.

1953. Coronation Party. Island History Trust

1990s. Photo: Peter Wright

2000s. Photo: Peter Wright

2006. Photo: Peter Wright

2006. Photo: Con Maloney

2006. Photo: Con Maloney

2006. Photo: Con Maloney

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition. Photo: Peter Wright

2011. Demolition

2011. Demolition

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3 Responses to Hammond House Photo Album

  1. John Brown says:

    WTF

  2. Ray Budge says:

    Laxy?

  3. Paul says:

    Oh why did they pull the flats down they were ok looking flats ,thats bonkers

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