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Description: 296, Norton Way South
Date Listed: 7 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 161892
OS Grid Reference: TL2212632389
OS Grid Coordinates: 522126, 232389
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9766, -0.2234
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NORTON WAY SOUTH
TL 2232 9/85
1906-7 by B Parker. Office designed in an East Anglian vernacular manner for
the Parker and Unwin firm. Originally planned to be double the present size
with a drawing office and private suite as a 'mirror image' of the present
building. The original scheme, however, was modified when Unwin left Letchworth
in 1906. Two bay hall (former drawing office) with solar wing (partner's
office) at north end giving an L-shaped plan. One and a half storeys. Thatched
roof with decorative ridge and brick stack. Half hipped solar wing. Roughcast
walls. Two, three and four light windows (oriel windows at rear with transoms)
with artificial stone surrounds, leaded lights and thatch eyebrows. Recessed
entrance with double doors. Hall/studio with painted brick walls and open
timber roof. Office/solar with copper-hooded, arched fireplace and cruciform
window with stained glass by Hesman of Harpenden. An extension was added in
1937 by B Parker in similar style at the south end; a further addition was
made in 1976 for the Garden City Museum.
Listing NGR: TL2212632389
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Source: English Heritage
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