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Description: Laurel Cottage and Crowthorne
Date Listed: 15 January 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 158848
OS Grid Reference: TQ0247194390
OS Grid Coordinates: 502471, 194390
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6390, -0.5206
TQ 09 SW RICKMANSWORTH NOTTINGHAM ROAD
8/204 Laurel Cottage
15.1.74 and Crowthorne
Pair of semi-detached houses. 1846-7 for Chartist Co-operative Land
Company. Stuccoed brick. Welsh slate roof. 2 storey pedimented central
block with slightly recessed 1 storey wings, 1:2:1, an arrangement not
found in other Chartist settlements. Original casements with glazing
bars to right, altered to left. In pediment a rectangular panel with
sides extended downwards, a sign used throughout O'Connorville.
Entrances on wings, to side on Crowthorne, to front on Laurel Cottage.
Plinth. Axial ridge stacks and stacks to rear of wings. C20 alterations
and additions to rear. Interior not inspected. Amongst the best
surviving examples of the houses of O'Connorville founded by Feargus
O'Connor, Chartist leader, as the first settlement under his Land Plan,
an important aftermath of Chartism and precursor of Garden Cities. A
school and 35 cottages were built, each with 2 to 4 acres of land.
(Hertfordshire Past and Present no. 7, p,19, 1967: Pevsner 1977).
Listing NGR: TQ0247194390
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