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Thanks to:

James Dunnett RIBA James Dunnett Architects, co-chair of DOCOMOMO-UK.

Peter Gruner and Andrew Johnson of the Islington Tribune

Gavin Stamp, 20th Century Society trustee and Piloti columnist for Private Eye

St George’s ward councillors Tracy Ismail (Liberal Democrat) and David Wilson (Liberal Democrat), and former councillor Jessica Asato (Labour)

St George’s Safer Neighbourhood Team

Tufnell Park Road Residents’ Association
kmgreaves34 (at)

And to everyone who signed our petitions, wrote letters, came to meetings and gave us advice and support.


Binfield Village Protection Society
Excellent advice and information on opposing planning applications, especially if you don’t know where to start

Crittall Windows
Thanks to John Keleher and Russ Ager

Federation of Private Residents’ Associations

Islington Archaeology & History Society
Thanks to Andrew Gardner and members for their support

Martin Goodall’s Planning Law Blog
Excellent legal commentary and planning resource

Planning Aid for London
For their prompt advice and being there for leaseholders who own a minority of flats

SAVE Britain’s Heritage

Save Finsbury Health Centre
Radical modernist architecture. Its architect Berthold Lubetkin famously (and rightly) said: “Nothing is too good for ordinary people.”

Solsbury Hill
Adrian Arbib, early Northview supporter and author of Solsbury Hill: Chronicle of a Road Protest

Transition Tufnell Park



Listed below are some print, online and other sources used for this website.

Aston M. Personal corresondence, from local history manager, Islington Local History Centre, Islington Council

TFT Baker, ed (1985) The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex, vol VIII. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Barratt H, Phillips J (1987) Suburban Style: The British Home, 1840-1960. London: Macdonald Orbis

Beale J. Minding Our Own Business.

Chris Beetles Gallery.
See this for Heath Robinson's illustrations from How to Live in a Flat

Building Design magazine Carbuncle Cup home page
This is “architecture’s only prize for sheer, downright ugliness”, which is “awarded to the building that shows how bad architecture and bad planning can combine to produce something truly awful”. See Northview Residents’ Association’s 2010 Opposition to planning application for how it was used to demonstrate poor design in the first application.

Cherry B, Pevsner N (1998) Building of England. London North. Penguin, London

Cinema Treasures For Odeon information.

Colquhoun A (2002) Modern Architecture. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Cosh M (2005) A History of Islington. Historical Publications, London

Craven J Architecture Guide

Crompton S (2003) Why Heath Robinson had to redraw his future. The Daily Telegraph

The Dartford Archive,, and its Brooking Collection

Department for Communities and Local Government (2007) Revisions To Principles Of Selection For Listing Buildings

Department of the Environment (1994) PPG15 Planning Policy Guidance: Planning and the Historic Environment

English Heritage, Heritage Protection Department (2007) The Modern House and Housing Selection Guide. Domestic Buildings

Islington Council
Local history library and planning and conservation departments. Far too many documents used to be listed here

Greater London Authority
London Plan and other policy

London Transport Museum (1932) Metro-Land

Middleton E (2003) Small things bright and beautiful. The Daily Telegraph

Minter CD, ed (1937) The Complete Home Book. London: Gresham

The Twentieth Century Society.

Thurley S (2013) Forwards and Backwards: Architecture in Inter-War England. Gresham College lecture by English Heritage director Simon Thurley, Museum of London, London

Wilkinson P (2009) The Pocket Guide to English Architecture. Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley

Wilkinson P(2000) The Shock of the Old – A Guide to British Buildings. Macmillan Publishers, London

Victoria & Albert Museum.



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