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Description: Wood Way and Chartist Cottage
Date Listed: 27 July 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 158851
OS Grid Reference: TQ0274294057
OS Grid Coordinates: 502742, 194057
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6359, -0.5168
TQ 09 SW RICKMANSWORTH NOTTINGHAM ROAD
8/207 Wood Way and
27.7.72 Chartist Cottage
Pair of semi-detached houses. 1846-7 for Chartist Co-operative Land
Company. Stuccoed and roughcast brick. Welsh slate roofs. 2 storeys,
1:2:1, 3 gables to front, an arrangement not found in other Chartist
settlements. A rebated strip separates slightly projecting centre bays.
Ground floor bay window additions. First floor 2 light casements. 2
storey projection added to left wing. Leaded light casements to right
wing. Central and right gables with rectangular panels with sides
extended downwards, a sign used throughout O'Connorville. Bargeboards.
Plinth. Entrances on returns, 2 bays with casements, right end stack.
Axial ridge stack to centre, stack on left ridge. 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: TQ0274294057
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