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Bircham Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Three Rivers, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6352 / 51°38'6"N

Longitude: -0.515 / 0°30'53"W

OS Eastings: 502869

OS Northings: 193974

OS Grid: TQ028939

Mapcode National: GBR 03.LTF

Mapcode Global: VHFSR.1539

Entry Name: Bircham Cottages

Listing Date: 27 July 1972

Last Amended: 3 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348253

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158852

Location: Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, WD3

County: Hertfordshire

District: Three Rivers

Town: Three Rivers

Electoral Ward/Division: Chorleywood South & Maple Cros

Built-Up Area: Chorleywood

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Mill End and Heronsgate with West Hyde

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TQ 09 SW
(Southwest side)
8/208 Bircham Cottage
27.7.72 (formerly listed as
Bircham and Little


House, formerly a semi-detached pair. 1846-7 for Chartist Co-operative
Land Company. Stuccoed brick. Welsh slate roof. 2 storey pedimented
central block with slightly recessed 1 storey wings, that to left
raised, 1:2:1, an arrangement not found in other Chartist settlements.
C20 casements. Plinth, a rebated strip separates centre bays. In
pediment a rectangular panel with sides extended downwards, a sign used
throughout O'Connorville. Bargeboards. Entrance in right wing in a porch
on gable end, pedimental surround. Gable to front on raised left wing,
ground floor canted bay addition, first floor sash, dentilled brick
eaves. C20 entrance porch to rear left. Axial ridge stack, stack to rear
of right wing. Interior not inspected. Amongst the best surviving
examples of the houses of O'Connorville founded by Feargus O'Connor,
Chartist leader, as the first settlement under his Land Plan, an
important aftermath of Chartism and precursor of Garden Cities. A school
and 35 cottages were built, each with 2 to 4 acres of land.
(Hertfordshire Past and Present, no.7, p.19, 1967: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ0286993974

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