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Description: 29-35, Chestnut Grove
Date Listed: 12 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 328562
OS Grid Reference: SE6100655436
OS Grid Coordinates: 461006, 455436
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9914, -1.0710
SE 6055 SE NEW EARSWICK CHESTNUT GROVE
SE 6155 SW (west side)
11/26 Nos 29-35 (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. Replacement 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: SE6100655436
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