Wadsworth Lane Hebden Bridge HX7 8DL
Calderdale is awash with non-traditional housing as can be seen on this site:
The Second World War brought an even greater demand for the rapid construction of new dwellings. In addition to the need to rebuild homes damaged as a result of the war, the Government had other objectives that were set out in a white paper in 1945, to provide a separate dwelling for any family who wanted one and to complete the slum clearance programme started before the war. After the Second World War there was a surplus of steel and aluminium production, and an industry in need of diversification. These factors drove the move towards the use of prefabrication, as a result many new varieties of concrete, timber framed and steel framed systems emerged. Whilst most systems were intended to provide permanent or long-term housing a few were intended only as emergency or temporary solutions.
The homes on Wadsworth Lane are BISF Type A1 – designed by architect Frederick Gibberd and engineer Donovan Lee.
Manufactured by British Iron & Steel Federation and British Steel Homes Ltd.
Over 34,000 three-bedroom semi-detached houses and 1048 terraced houses were erected across England, Scotland and Wales.
Non Standard House
We have encountered the very same houses in Tin Town Wythenshawe
I walked up Wadsworth Lane in 2021.
I walked past again in 2022 – the home appear to be in good health, many improved or extended, yet retaining at least a little of their heritage.
They are lived in and loved.