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Latitude: 51.8119 / 51°48'42"N
Longitude: -0.2038 / 0°12'13"W
OS Eastings: 523918
OS Northings: 214113
OS Grid: TL239141
Mapcode National: GBR J91.99P
Mapcode Global: VHGPD.FQ3B
Plus Code: 9C3XRQ6W+QF
Entry Name: 105-125, Knightsfield
Listing Date: 22 December 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246826
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471980
Location: Sherrards, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL8
District: Welwyn Hatfield
Electoral Ward/Division: Sherrards
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Welwyn Garden City
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Digswell
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
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TL 21 SW WELWYN GARDEN CITY KNOGHTSFIELD
968/1/10005 Nos. 105-125 (Odd)
Flats, maisonettes and houses, two and three storeys, set back behind a green, along Knightsfield, and bisected by Digswell Road. Louis de Soissons, Peacock, Hodges and Robertson, 1955-56. Yellow grey brick, Flemish bond, brown concrete pantiled roofs. Two storey end is turned to bring gable facing road, with verge treated as open pediment with projecting brick pilasters. Three storey block, which contains semi-detached maisonettes above ground floor flats, and link has ridges parallel to road. Small paned timber casement windows, with occasional double-hung sashes. South-facing maisonettes have first floor balconies, with French windows and concave profiled metal canopies above, giving a Regency character to the blocks. The whole scheme represents one of the most distinctive post-war designs by de Soissons, carrying on the traditions of the elegant stripped-down Georgian style of the Garden City into the era of the Development Corporation. Sited at the brow of the hill, crossed by Digswell Road, the principal approach to the centre of Welwyn Garden City from the north, this is a scheme which is effective both in terms of its intrinsic design values and its townscape contribution. Nos 105-125 (odd) form part of a unified composition with Nos 83-103 (odd) and Nos 82-124 (even), (qv).
Listing NGR: TL2391814113
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