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Laurel Cottage and Crowthorne

A Grade II Listed Building in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XJFQH+HQ

Entry Name: Laurel Cottage and Crowthorne

Listing Date: 15 January 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100823

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158848

Location: Chorleywood and Maple Cross, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, WD3

County: Hertfordshire

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

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Listing Text

(Northeast side)

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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