Description: 77-83, Chestnut Grove
Date Listed: 12 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 328556
OS Grid Reference: SE6111055636
OS Grid Coordinates: 461110, 455636
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9932, -1.0694
SE 6155 NW NEW EARSWICK CHESTNUT GROVE
10/20 Nos 77-83 (odd)
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, 7 first-floor
windows, with central weatherboarded gable to each pair. Half-glazed doors
and 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 segmental
arches. Continuous string course. 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. 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: SE6111055636
Source: English Heritage
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