Stamp End Character Area (view detailed map) is a mainly residential Area of apartment blocks constructed in a Modernist style during the 1960s. There is little or no detailing on facades and most buildings have flat roofs with no chimneys. Construction materials are red, brown and yellow brick with some rendered panels. The public/private boundaries are the building facades and this, combined with many open grassed areas, provides a lack of enclosure in the Character Area. Blocks are large with unclear permeability. There are areas of derelict land, car parks facing on to streets and poor car parking and garage areas. There are few areas of continuous building lines and no clear plot structure. The small area of 1930s housing on Bentinck Square is of a more traditional form with clearly-defined plot structure and public/private boundaries. Croft Street Community Centre and the local shops on Baggholme Road form a focal point.
The current character of Stamp End is principally of a 1960s urban housing development in the Modernist architectural style of the period. Croft Street Community Centre was built in the 1950s as St. Swithins Church Hall on the site of the 19th-century St. Swithins School, the school having been destroyed in an air raid during the Second World War. The 20th century saw the large-scale demolition of Victorian terraced housing to make way for new roads, e.g. the extension and realignment of Lytton Street and pedestrianisation of Cannon Street, and housing, mainly apartment blocks including the seventeen-storey Shuttleworth House.
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||Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
||Inter-war (1920 to 1945 AD)
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