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1-7, Sycamore Avenue, New Earswick

Description: 1-7, Sycamore Avenue

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 328589

OS Grid Reference: SE6109155558
OS Grid Coordinates: 461091, 455558
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9925, -1.0697

Location: Acacia Avenue, New Earswick, York YO32 4AL

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

10/55 No 1-7 (odd)


Terrace of 4 houses. 1914. By Parker and Unwin, for Joseph Rowntree
Village Trust. Brick with French tile roof. Lobby-entry plan. Living room
and scullery to rear. 2 storeys, 8 bays with central 2 bays breaking
forward slightly. Standard "New Earswick" window panes throughout. Central
half-glazed doors recessed in round arched porches, flanked by pairs of 3-
light windows with 2-light windows to outer bays. Tile band above. First
floor: central pair of 2-light windows flanked by pairs of 3-light and 2-
light windows. Hipped roof with sprocketed eaves. Stacks removed.
Entrances to Nos 1 and 7 to side. 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: SE6109155558

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Source: English Heritage

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