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Model Cottages, Abbots Langley

Description: Model Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 158719

OS Grid Reference: TL0983301924
OS Grid Coordinates: 509833, 201924
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7053, -0.4119

Location: Tibbs Hill Road, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD5 0LL

Locality: Abbots Langley
Local Authority: Three Rivers District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD5 0LL

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Listing Text

(East side)
Abbots Langley

3/78 Nos. 84, 86 and 88
16/9/85 (Model Cottages)


Formerly 4 flats, now 3. 1856 altered and extended. Designed by
H. Roberts at Prince Albert's request for the Society for Improving the
Conditions of the Labouring Classes. Plum brick with white brick
dressings. Slate roof. 2 storeys. 4 window front. Ends project slightly,
ground floor right original 3 light timber casement in a reveal,
otherwise C20 replacements in outer bays. To centre is a tall recess
with a renewed head. Entrances in inner return walls, that to right with
original Gothic door. Ground floor was originally three 2 light casements,
that to right is now an entrance. First floor two 2 light original case-
ments in reveals, all openings have white brick surrounds and slightly
cambered gauged brick heads. White brick quoins. Triangulated string
courses over ground floor, at first floor sill level and below parapet
which is stepped up over outer bays with central rendered medallions and
finials, double step up to centre. End stacks with quadruple shafts.
Right end roughcast. Three gables to rear: 2 original tall casements to
rear right. Later gabled wings extend to rear centre and left. Quadruple
stack to rear centre. Interior not inspected. The first such Model
Cottage was exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851, conceived as a
model for larger blocks of flats. (Pevsner 1977: J.S. Curl, The Life and
Work of Henry Roberts, 1983).

Listing NGR: TL0983301924

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Source: English Heritage

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