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86-144, Rushby Mead, Letchworth Garden City

Description: 86-144, Rushby Mead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 161906

OS Grid Reference: TL2221932513
OS Grid Coordinates: 522219, 232513
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9776, -0.2220

Location: Rushby Mead, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG6 1SF

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

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Listing Text

Nos 86 to 144 (even)
TL 2232 9/126-152
1911 by Bennett and Bidwell. Grouped workmen's cottages in 7 blocks of 2,
4 and 6. Built by the Howard Cottage Society Limited. The best of the early
cottage layouts in which Bennett and Bidwell used their standard house types
to particular advantage in an imaginative layout which exploits the picturesque
quality of the street as advocated by Unwin in his then recently published
'Town Planning in Practise'. One and a half storeys. One and two windows
each. Irregular design of facades varied by use of large gabled bays. Tile
roofs with brick ridge stacks. Roughcast walls. Gabled dormer casements
with weather-boarded gables. Two, three and four light mullioned casements
with glazing bars; some first floor gable windows with tile labels extended
to form strings. Recessed doorways with tile labels. The original paintwork
specification of cream walls and windows, and green doors has been maintained

Listing NGR: TL2221932513

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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