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1-24, Westholm, Letchworth Garden City

Description: 1-24, Westholm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 161921

OS Grid Reference: TL2204933740
OS Grid Coordinates: 522049, 233740
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9887, -0.2240

Location: Westholme, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG6 4JB

Locality: Letchworth Garden City
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG6 4JB

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Listing Text

Nos 1 to 24 (consec)
TL 2133 6/147-150
TL 2233 7/151-153
1906 by B Parker and R Unwin plan designs of 1898/9 published in 1901 by
Parker and Unwin in "The Art of Building a House". This, with the Birds
Hill development (qv), is the earliest known scheme based on the traditional
village green layout, and the prototype of all later development of this
type throughout the country. Grouped cottages in 7 one and a half storey
in blocks of 2, 4 and 5 houses, varying in design through judicious use
of irregular gables and dormers. The focal point of the composition is
the large central gable of Nos 12 and 13. Tiled roofs with brick ridge
stacks. Roughcast walls. Transom and mullion windows, some with glazing
bars. Recessed, arched doorways. Later alterations and additions. Included
as a seminal development concept.

Listing NGR: TL2204933740

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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