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Boot House in Braunstone

Photo of Boot house

This was a 'Boot' house at 374 Fosse Road South. Originally used on the Saffron Lane Estate these concrete homes were known as 'Boot' houses after the Sheffield based firm Henry Boot and Sons. Concrete houses were seen to be quick to build, using a fashionable material, but defects in the construction were soon apparent. Around 500 concrete houses were built at Braunstone and these were replaced with modern houses in the 1990s. Photo courtesy of Gordon Wann.




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Last updated: 02/09/2008
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