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Latitude: 51.636 / 51°38'9"N
Longitude: -0.5168 / 0°31'0"W
OS Eastings: 502742
OS Northings: 194057
OS Grid: TQ027940
Mapcode National: GBR 03.DF2
Mapcode Global: VHFSR.044Q
Plus Code: 9C3XJFPM+97
Entry Name: Wood Way and Chartist Cottage
Listing Date: 27 July 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1296082
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158851
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
8/207 Wood Way and
27.7.72 Chartist Cottage
Pair of semi-detached houses. 1846-7 for Chartist Co-operative Land
Company. Stuccoed and roughcast brick. Welsh slate roofs. 2 storeys,
1:2:1, 3 gables to front, an arrangement not found in other Chartist
settlements. A rebated strip separates slightly projecting centre bays.
Ground floor bay window additions. First floor 2 light casements. 2
storey projection added to left wing. Leaded light casements to right
wing. Central and right gables with rectangular panels with sides
extended downwards, a sign used throughout O'Connorville. Bargeboards.
Plinth. Entrances on returns, 2 bays with casements, right end stack.
Axial ridge stack to centre, stack on left ridge. 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: TQ0274294057
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