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Elmwood Cottages, Letchworth Garden City

Description: Elmwood Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 161887

OS Grid Reference: TL2216333583
OS Grid Coordinates: 522163, 233583
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9873, -0.2224

Location: 7A Norton Way North, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1BY

Locality: Letchworth Garden City
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG6 1BY

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Listing Text

Nos 7 and 7A
(Elmwood Cottages)
TL 2233 7/80
1905 by M H Baillie-Scott. Pair of semi-detached houses. The most famous
of the entries for the Cheap Cottage Exhibition. Based on the form of the
medieval hall house with a recessed centre and slightly projecting gabled
wings. Modern one storey extensions at north and south ends replacing the
former, deeply-swept eaves characteristic of Baillie-Scott's work. Tiled
roofs. Brick stacks with moulded caps. Timber-framed centre bay with stud
and plaster work. Roughcast walls to wings. Flat-topped dormers. Three-light
casement windows with mullions, leaded lights and tile labels. Recessed entrance
with half-glazed door. Open plan interior with a single living space, articulated
by the position of the staircase and with a deeply recessed inglenook fireplace.
Good joinery and ironmongery. Although entered for the Cheap Cottages Exhibition,
the design of Elmwood Cottages deliberately flouted the utilitarian ideals
of the competition, thus producing one of the best entries. The 2 cottages
are arranged so that they can be turned into one, cf "An Architect's Confession
of Faith" by Baillie-Scott.

Listing NGR: TL2216333583

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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