At Turnham Green, close by the railway-station, an important building enterprise is in progress on the Bedford Park estate, the architect being Mr. R. Norman Shaw. Some two hundred houses are erected, at rentals varying from 40l. to 120l. per annum. Several valuable suggestions of Dr. Richardson are being carried out on this estate, which also offers a club for the use of the residents. The projectors state in their prospectus, 'It is believed that this estate represents the first endeavour to secure, in the erection of houses at moderate rents, good construction, with attention to artistic effect, coupled with most complete sanitary arrangements, both in their drainage and perfect freedom from sewer gas.'
The Suburban Homes of London, 1881
The Bedford Park Society
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