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Posted on 04/26/2015


Photo taken on April 24, 2015



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Nissen houses

Nissen houses
In 1922 Bampton Urban District Council embarked upon a programme of council house building. First to be built was the block of three semi-detached Nissen designed houses in Frog Street. They are barrel shaped and have galvanised roofs. They were built about the same time as Wembley Stadium and the Exhibition, and the first resident jokingly named them "Wembley Terrace", even to the point of using the name in his address. The name has stuck, but never officially. Nissen houses are rare, and these were Listed Grade II in July 1998.

Roland, Raymond Godfrey, Bart Van Damme and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Good shot. I've never seen nissen homes before but it made sense to build them and the nice thing is they are still decent homes by the looks of it.
2 years ago.
Bart Van Damme
Bart Van Damme
Given the rareness of these typologies the fences seem like crime.
2 years ago.
Fortescue38
Fortescue38
How strange - I've never heard of such a style.
2 years ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
The middle one is trying to be a bit different...
2 years ago.
Loose_Grip
Loose_Grip
I've never seen Nissen houses before either. Interesting.
2 years ago.
Raymond Godfrey
Raymond Godfrey
A first for me too!
2 years ago.
tarboat
tarboat
History of the design here:
www.yeovilhistory.info/nissen-petren.htm
2 years ago.
Nicola Williams
Nicola Williams
how fascinating
2 years ago.
GrahamH
GrahamH
New to me and very interesting. Thanks for showing.
2 years ago.