Danson: A private development of the 1930s

Pattern of development

The development of the Danson Estate occurred in a piecemeal fashion between 1922 and c.1936. Sometimes a single house would be built, at other times 20 houses would be built at once. Many different developers were involved, resulting in a wide variety of styles and designs mock-Tudor mansions, pebble-dashed semis, whitewashed bungalows and even the occasional modernist construction. In this Danson differed radically from the two other major developments in the area, the Welling Council Housing Scheme, which had 426 homes built by the local authority in 1922, and the Falconwood Park Estate, where more than 2000 houses were built by New Ideal Homesteads in 1932.