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Cockaigne Housing Association Limited

A Grade II Listed Building in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7716 / 51°46'17"N

Longitude: -0.2151 / 0°12'54"W

OS Eastings: 523250

OS Northings: 209606

OS Grid: TL232096

Mapcode National: GBR J9F.SJ3

Mapcode Global: VHGPL.7Q4S

Plus Code: 9C3XQQCM+JW

Entry Name: Cockaigne Housing Association Limited

Listing Date: 22 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471985

Location: Hatfield, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hatfield

Built-Up Area: Hatfield

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bishops Hatfield Saint Etheldreda with Saint Luke

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(West side)
Nos. 69, 71-79 (Odd)
Cockaigne Housing
Association Ltd.


Row of patio houses. 1963-66. Designed by David Randall and Peter Parkes of Peter Phippen and Associates for Michael Baily and the Cockaigne Housing Group. Black stained weatherboarding. Vertically boarded walls and deep horizontally boarded fascias. Timber framed with Douglas fir glazed screens and windows. Fair faced dense concrete block crosswalls. Flat roofs. Staggered plain narrow-frontage single storey houses, varying from one to four bedrooms, with internal patios. Deep horizontally boarded fascias. Vertically boarded walls. With Nos 23-41 (odd) and Nos 43-67 (odd) and attached court of 6 garages (qv), a pioneering group of single storey patio houses, the first of a series of remarkable schemes by this practice. The concept of narrow frontage single storey houses with a series of linked patios was influenced by Danish examples and by work at the Ministry of Housing and Local Government Research and Development Group, led by Cleeve Barr and Oliver Cox, where both Randall and Parkes were working.
The Ryde introduced a 2-bay plan under which numerous variations could be generated giving from one to four bedrooms and one or more internal patios to bring light and air into the centre of the dwellings. Designed for and built by the Cockaigne Housing Group, created by Michael Baily, on a site allocated by Hatfield Development Corporation. The scheme won an Architectural Design Project Award in 1964.
69 The Ryde, owned in part by each member of the Cockaigne Housing Group, is sited behind the general frontage of its neighbours. Built in a similar style the Community House serves as a focal point for indoor and outdoor gatherings. It contains a flat for short term visitors and was for twenty years home to the nursery school formed by the group.

Listing NGR: TL2325009606

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