Description: 30-36, Chestnut Grove
Date Listed: 12 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 328547
OS Grid Reference: SE6102655414
OS Grid Coordinates: 461026, 455414
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9912, -1.0707
SE 6155 SW NEW EARSWICK CHESTNUT GROVE
12/11 Nos 30-36 (even)
Terrace consisting of 2 pairs of cottages. c1909-1914. By Parker and
Unwin, for Joseph Rowntree Village Trust. Brick and French tile roof.
Through living room plan with central through passage way. 2 storeys, 9
first-floor windows with gable over passage and paired central gables to
cottages. Half-glazed doors and standard "New Earswick" window panes
throughout. Round arch to passage flanked by single-pane casements. Each
pair of cottages has pair of 3-light casements flanked by doors beneath
canopies. Single-pane casements to outer bays. First floor: central 2-
light casement flanked by low 3-light casements. Outer gables each have 3-
light casements. Low 2-light casements to outer bays. Stacks removed. The
particular significance of New Earswick lies in its contribution to the
development of low cost housing in Britain. Experience gained and practices
introduced here were incorporated extensively into the Tudor Walters Report
of 1918 which was instrumental in the passing of the Addison Act of 1919.
Plans from New Earswick influenced the Government Manual on low cost housing
which followed the Act. Sinclair A: Planning and Domestic Architecture at
New Earswick, BA dissertation, University of Reading, 1983. Waddilove L:
One Man's Vision, London, 1954. .
Listing NGR: SE6102655414
Source: English Heritage
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