In Pictures: Ashley Crescent at dusk

Dusk falls over the quiet green space between the flats on Ashley Crescent, with a glimpse of the brighter lights of Lavender Hill in the background. One of many estates of similar design, the architect of Ashley Crescent was L. Phillips, Borough architect for Wandsworth in the late 1970s (who also designed the Northcote Library). This was a simple design that worked pretty well, which explains why there’s another block of much the same design at the junction of Stormont Road and Gowrie Road, as well as clusters of similar flats in Halston Close off Northcote Road, and in Hanson Close and Hunter Close in Balham.

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