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The Evelyn Estate is one of the largest postwar housing estates in the Deptford area of Lewisham, London. The estate was constructed around Childers Street and Abinger Grove on a site that was predominantly terraced housing. To the east of the site is the earlier Evelyn Street Estate, and to the south was the Edward Street Estate. The land was cleared during the mid-1960s and construction began on the smaller blocks in 1968. The entire estate was completed in the early 1970s, with the northern pocket being the last to be completed.

When completed, it consisted of four 17 storey tower blocks, six 4 storey blocks of flats and nineteen 4 storey blocks of maisonettes. There was also pockets of parkland, a community centre and a play centre.

In the 1990s, the estate underwent redevelopment which say the demolition of the six blocks of flats and four maisonette blocks. The remaining buildings were refurbished whilst new housing was mostly constructed in the place of the demolished blocks. The adjacent Edward Street Estate was also demolished with entirely new, low-rise housing constructed in its place.

Tower blocksEdit

The four 17 storey tower blocks are:

The six 4 storey blocks of flats were:

  • Turnstone Court - a block of 30 flats, now demolished
  • Kestrel Court - a block of 24 flats, now demolished
  • Merlin Court - a block of 30 flats, now demolished
  • Albatross Court - a block of 24 flats, now demolished
  • Dunlin Court - a block of 30 flats, now demolished
  • Cygnet Court - a block of 14 flats above a row of shops, now demolished

The nineteen 4 storey blocks of maisonettes were:

  • Gosling Court - a block of 24 maisonettes, now demolished
  • Sanderling Court - a block of 18 maisonettes
  • Scoter Court - a block of 24 maisonettes
  • Brambling Court - a block of 12 maisonettes
  • Shearwater Court - a block of 34 maisonettes
  • Kittiwake Court - a block of 14 maisonettes
  • Teal Court - a block of 22 maisonettes
  • Guillemot Court - a block of 28 maisonettes
  • Skua Court - a block of 20 maisonettes
  • Tristan Court - a block of 20 maisonettes
  • Grebe Court - a block of 22 maisonettes
  • Fintail Court - a block of 16 maisonettes
  • Elder Court - a block of 8 maisonettes
  • Plover Court - a block of 8 maisonettes
  • Shelduck Court - a block of 20 maisonettes
  • Cormorant Court - a block of 20 maisonettes
  • Moorhen Court - a block of 8 maisonettes, now demolished
  • Snipe Court - a block of 8 maisonettes, now demolished
  • Goosander Court - a block of 28 maisonettes, now demolished

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