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Newton Aycliffe is located in County Durham, England. Newton Aycliffe was founded during the New Town Act of 1946. Newton Aycliffe houses were designed with uniformity in mind. Each came with garage parking and a front-yard garden. A focus in post-war New Towns was social and public housing, reflected in the construction and shape of the neighborhoods shown here.


Bibliography: "The Newton Aycliffe Story." Great Aycliffe Town Council. 2016, Accessed 18 Apr. 2016. Obsorn, Frederic J. and Arnold Whittick. "New Towns: Their origins, Achievement and Progress." London: L. Hill, 1977, pp. 261-271. "New Towns - UK Parliament." UK Parliament, n.d. Accessed 11 Oct. 2016.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


new town, towns, community interests, housing