Council Housing Report

Council Housing Report
  • Title: Council Housing Report

  • Date : 9 February 1857

  • Catalogue number : Tyne and Wear Archives CB.SU/40/2 p.3

  • Description :

    Our group found an early proposal for council housing dating from 1857.  The borough engineer, William Crozier, had been asked to report on the suitability of the old workhouse into a baths and washhouse.  He reported that a better use of the building would be to convert it to a tenemented building. 

    Read page 3 of Crozier’s report

    Find out more about the history of council housing.