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Litchfield Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnet, London

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Latitude: 51.5817 / 51°34'54"N

Longitude: -0.1951 / 0°11'42"W

OS Eastings: 525154

OS Northings: 188529

OS Grid: TQ251885

Mapcode National: GBR C4.3GB

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.KHQS

Plus Code: 9C3XHRJ3+MX

Entry Name: Litchfield Square

Listing Date: 28 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259645

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462673

ID on this website: 101259645

Location: Golders Green, Barnet, London, NW11

County: London

District: Barnet

Electoral Ward/Division: Garden Suburb

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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31-0/26/10161 (North East side)
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Nos.84-108 (Even)
Litchfield Square
Includes: Nos. 84-108 (even) Hampstead Way LITCHFIELD SQUARE Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Houses. 1908, to designs of Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin. Brick in Flemish bond with red brick dressings and tile flats to gable kneelers and some overlintels. Weatherboarding to outshuts of Nos. 84 and 108, to spandrels of full-height bays in courtyard and two-storey timber-framed porch at centre of composition. Brick stacks. Roofs of tile, with several dormers and swept boxed eaves. Two storeys. U-shaped plan with eleven-window range to centre and eleven-window range to wings facing courtyard. Elevation to end units on long axis to Hampstead Way of three-windows each. Bilaterally symmetrical. Vernacular Revival style. All casements of an original design set in segmental-arched openings, the number of lights and dimensions varied; most ground and first-floor off axis in varying degrees, producing subtle counter rhythms and variety. First-floor windows abut eaves in characteristic Parker and Unwin fashion; French doors to porch of timber-framed bay. Treatment of entrances vary, from being set within recesses to being flush with wall plane. At join of centre range and wings a hipped dormer with strip light. Full-height canted bays towards centre of each wing terminating a extremely shallow conical roof; gable of end units facing wings have single-storey bay with weatherboarded parapet to first floor. Laterial and axial stacks to party walls. An extremely refined design, noteworthy for the way in which the sheer extent of brown brick is judiciously relieved by slight features - hipped dormers, canted bays, timber-framed porch - and a varied treatment of the openings. In typical Arts and Crafts fashion, the design is self effacing, striking a careful balance between conventional aspects of design and building craft. Should be compared with Lucas Square (q.v.) to the south, where the same basic plan form is given a different expression. Part of the original artisans' quarter of the Suburb.

Listing NGR: TQ2511088507

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