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Latitude: 51.639 / 51°38'20"N
Longitude: -0.5206 / 0°31'14"W
OS Eastings: 502471
OS Northings: 194390
OS Grid: TQ024943
Mapcode National: GBR G83.75H
Mapcode Global: VHFSQ.X2MC
Entry Name: Laurel Cottage and Crowthorne
Listing Date: 15 January 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1100823
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158848
Location: Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, WD3
District: Three Rivers
Town: Three Rivers
Electoral Ward/Division: Chorleywood South & Maple Cross
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
TQ 09 SW RICKMANSWORTH NOTTINGHAM ROAD
8/204 Laurel Cottage
15.1.74 and Crowthorne
Pair of semi-detached houses. 1846-7 for Chartist Co-operative Land
Company. Stuccoed brick. Welsh slate roof. 2 storey pedimented central
block with slightly recessed 1 storey wings, 1:2:1, an arrangement not
found in other Chartist settlements. Original casements with glazing
bars to right, altered to left. In pediment a rectangular panel with
sides extended downwards, a sign used throughout O'Connorville.
Entrances on wings, to side on Crowthorne, to front on Laurel Cottage.
Plinth. Axial ridge stacks and stacks to rear of wings. C20 alterations
and additions to rear. 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: TQ0247194390
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