Lemay garden city, Pecquencourt

Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin2012

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin can also be envisaged as a vast social laboratory, which lasted for a period of 150 years and was characterised by the abundance and the exceptional variety of the housing types created by the coal companies for their employees, from the so-called ‘corons’ (terraced rows of miners’ houses) and housing estates to garden city developments, and also including the apartment blocks of recent times.


  • Title: Lemay garden city, Pecquencourt
  • Creator: Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Rights: Jean-Michel André - Mission Bassin Minier
  • Location: France
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (ii)(iv)(vi)
  • Date of Inscription: 2012
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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