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53-59, Chestnut Grove, New Earswick

Description: 53-59, Chestnut Grove

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 328560

OS Grid Reference: SE6104855483
OS Grid Coordinates: 461048, 455483
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9918, -1.0703

Location: Hawthorn Terrace Central, New Earswick, York YO32 4BU

Locality: New Earswick
County: City of York
Country: England
Postcode: YO32 4BU

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Listing Text

(west side)

12/24 Nos 53-59 (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, 9 first-floor
windows, with central weatherboarded gable to each pair. Half-glazed doors
and standard "New Earswick" window panes 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. 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: SE6104855483

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Source: English Heritage

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