Description: 3 and 4, Sycamore Avenue
Date Listed: 12 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 328600
OS Grid Reference: SE6108555560
OS Grid Coordinates: 461085, 455560
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9925, -1.0698
SE 6055 NE NEW EARSWICK SYCAMORE PLACE
9/66 Nos 3 and 4
Pair of houses. 1914. By Parker and Unwin, for Joseph Rowntree Village
Trust. Brick with French tile roof. Lobby entry with living room and
scullery to rear. 2 storeys, 6 first-floor windows. Half-glazed doors
recessed in round-arched porches to outer bays flanking pairs of 4-pane
sashes 4-pane sashes to first floor. Sprocketed eaves. 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: SE6108555560
Source: English Heritage
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