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Council Housing
Irchester Road Council houses in 2009 Hill Crest
Irchester Road Council Houses
in February 2009 -
Photo by Jim Hollis.
Hill Crest was taken into the Council stock in 1969
Formerly the home of Rev Thomas Bromage
Extracted from a Council Year book 1971
Housing:
No. of dwellings
Acquired
Kings Road
41
1914-15
Newton Road Estate
808
1920-39
Irchester Road Estate
Higham Road Estate
128
1944-45
Hove Road Estate
66
1945
Upper Queen Street Estate - Royal Estate
374
1947-50
Allen Road and Blinco Road
86
1952-56
Short Stocks Estate
108
1956-61
Southfields (prefabs)
50
1945-46
Cherry Orchard bungalows
11
1956
Nos. 32-38 Wellingborough Road
4
1950
Rose Avenue
36
1958-61
Grafton Road
59
1960-61
Kilburn Place
48
1965
Spinney Close
4
1966
Cromwell Court
30
1967
Dell Place
28
1968
Hillcrest, Upper Queen Street
1
1969
1972-73 Rent Card
rent card 1972
Rent was £2.23 and rates 84p a week. This was multiplied by 52, then divided by 48 to give the weekly rent charge, as one week
in each quarter there was no rent collection made. Rent was £3.07
a week: payable £3.33 per week.
Crispian Court
24
1987
Rushden Echo, September 5th 1919, transcribed by Kay Collins

Municipal House—A start was made on Tuesday with the erection of the first 24 houses to be built under the Rushden Urban Council's municipal housing scheme. The building materials were placed in readiness, but there was no official cutting of the first sod.



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