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Latitude: 51.9873 / 51°59'14"N
Longitude: -0.2224 / 0°13'20"W
OS Eastings: 522163
OS Northings: 233583
OS Grid: TL221335
Mapcode National: GBR J6W.BLK
Mapcode Global: VHGNM.398W
Entry Name: Elmwood Cottages
Listing Date: 7 September 1979
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1347660
English Heritage Legacy ID: 161887
Location: North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG6
District: North Hertfordshire
Electoral Ward/Division: Letchworth East
Parish: Letchworth Garden City
Built-Up Area: Letchworth Garden City
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Norton
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
NORTON WAY NORTH
Nos 7 and 7A
TL 2233 7/80
1905 by M H Baillie-Scott. Pair of semi-detached houses. The most famous
of the entries for the Cheap Cottage Exhibition. Based on the form of the
medieval hall house with a recessed centre and slightly projecting gabled
wings. Modern one storey extensions at north and south ends replacing the
former, deeply-swept eaves characteristic of Baillie-Scott's work. Tiled
roofs. Brick stacks with moulded caps. Timber-framed centre bay with stud
and plaster work. Roughcast walls to wings. Flat-topped dormers. Three-light
casement windows with mullions, leaded lights and tile labels. Recessed entrance
with half-glazed door. Open plan interior with a single living space, articulated
by the position of the staircase and with a deeply recessed inglenook fireplace.
Good joinery and ironmongery. Although entered for the Cheap Cottages Exhibition,
the design of Elmwood Cottages deliberately flouted the utilitarian ideals
of the competition, thus producing one of the best entries. The 2 cottages
are arranged so that they can be turned into one, cf "An Architect's Confession
of Faith" by Baillie-Scott.
Listing NGR: TL2216333583
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