Description: 74-80, Chestnut Grove
Date Listed: 12 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 328552
OS Grid Reference: SE6111955547
OS Grid Coordinates: 461119, 455547
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9924, -1.0693
SE 6155 NW NEW EARSWICK CHESTNUT GROVE
10/16 Nos 74-80 (even)
Terrace consisting of 2 pairs of cottages. c1909-1914. By Parker and
Unwin, for Joseph Rowntree Village Trust. Brick and French tile roof.
Lobby entry with living room and scullery beyond. 2 storeys, 9 first-floor
windows, with central weatherboarded gable to each pair. Half-glazed doors,
plate glass sashes to ground floor and 4-pane sashes to first floor
throughout. Central round-arched through passage. Each pair of cottages
has two 4-light canted bay windows flanked by doors beneath round arches
containing decorative tiling. First floor: central flat-topped 2-light half
dormer flanked by single-pane casements at slightly lower level. Each gable
contains a pair of 3-light casements. 2-light windows to outer bays.
Hipped roof. 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: SE6111955547
Source: English Heritage
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