Dover House Road Estate (including The Pleasance Open Space)
Dover House Road Estate
Dover House Road Estate is one of a number of important LCC cottage estates inspired by the Garden City movement. The land was previously the estates of two large houses, Dover House and Putney Park House, which were purchased by the London County Council soon after World War I. Dover House was demolished for the new estate, but Putney Park House remains. The common characteristic of the LCC cottage estates is picturesque Arts and Crafts influenced housing,. It was the intention at Dover House Estate to create housing in groups that overlooked or had access to open space, to provide a sense of intimacy and individuality, and the estate was laid out with communal green spaces, the largest of which is The Pleasance Open Space. Allotments were also provided in three backland areas behind houses, two of which remain, the third subsequently infilled by housing.