THE SOCIETY FOR IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF THE LABOURING CLASSES
The Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes was established in 1844 with the Prince Consort as its President; Henry Roberts, its Honorary Architect, was a pioneer in the improvement of working-class housing.
One of the buildings designed by Henry Roberts was built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and later transferred to Kennington Common where it still stands; for further information on this building see Survey of London Vol XXVI Part 2.
This is a collection of printed plans produced for the Society by Henry Roberts and N.E. Stevens; they include one to three bed room buildings, detached, semi-detached and terraced cottages. The plans are undated; the only scheme known to have been built was -/16 in 1851.
See also illustrated volume in Search Room at 0/184