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A Quick Overview of Becontree
Becontree is a large housing estate of approximately 4 square miles (10 km2) in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London, England.
- It is located 11 miles (17.7 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross and was constructed in the interwar period as the largest public housing estate in the world.
- The Housing Act 1919 permitted the London County Council to build housing outside the County of London and Becontree was constructed between 1921 and 1935 to cottage estate principles in the parishes of Barking, Dagenham and Ilford in Essex.
- The official completion of the estate was celebrated in 1935 with a population of around 100,000 people in 26,000 homes.