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Heathcroft

A Grade II Listed Building in Garden Suburb, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5723 / 51°34'20"N

Longitude: -0.1856 / 0°11'8"W

OS Eastings: 525840

OS Northings: 187493

OS Grid: TQ258874

Mapcode National: GBR C4.RVH

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.QRR2

Entry Name: Heathcroft

Listing Date: 29 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096074

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490040

Location: Barnet, London, NW11

County: London

District: Barnet

Electoral Ward/Division: Garden Suburb

Built-Up Area: Barnet

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Jude-on-the-Hill Hampstead Garden Suburb

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


31/0/10442 HAMPSTEAD WAY
29-APR-03 Heathcroft

GV II

Linked blocks of flats, and caretaker's cottage. 1923-4 to the designs of J B F Cowper. Three and four storeys and attics, red-brown brick, with orange dressings. Hipped tiled roofs, partly concealed by parapets in places, hipped and flat-roofed casement dormers, tall brick chimneystacks, some with blind arched recesses, with moulded caps. Timber small paned casement windows, with heavier section mullions and transoms. 9 linked blocks around large inverted 'T'-shaped courtyard, with central single-storey caretaker's cottage on frontage, flanked by tall three and four storey blocks to left and right.

Neo-Georgian style, with projecting doorways and canted bays, recessed balconies to break up the mass of the buildings. Detailing includes brick 'vanishing' pilasters with moulded bases and caps, projecting flat rubbed brick voussoir arches, and the integration of gable chimneys with ramped parapets, and shows the influence of Lutyens and of patternbook early Georgian features.

The complex is a dominant, yet skillfully articulated mass, facing the Hampstead Heath Extension across Hampstead Way. The architect became a specialist designer of flats following his success in a competition for Heathcroft organised by the developers, Second Hampstead Tenants Ltd, in 1923.

Sources
The Builder, 9 March 1923, and 1 May 1964
Miller/Gray, Hampstead Gardens Suburb, 1992, pp.172-3

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