Sunday 2 July 2006 6.19pm
Westminster House doesn't seem to be named in Booth's poverty notebooks of twenty five years earlier, but the street sounds to have been very poor.
On his Poverty map
Mardyke Street and Crosslet street appear as two short pairs of black lines on the north side of Townsend Street as "Lowest class. Vicious, semi-criminal".
There would have been some slum clearance going on by the 1920s, so you would need to check the street directories etc in Southwark local history library to confim whether Westminster House was one of the nineteenth century blocks or one of the replacement blocks constructed by the council.
Everything in the area that wasn't blitzed was swept away in the early 1960s to build the Mardyke Estate