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Birds Hill Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9802 / 51°58'48"N

Longitude: -0.2201 / 0°13'12"W

OS Eastings: 522341

OS Northings: 232798

OS Grid: TL223327

Mapcode National: GBR J6W.Z07

Mapcode Global: VHGNM.4HHB

Entry Name: Birds Hill Estate

Listing Date: 7 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347664

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161902

Location: North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG6

County: Hertfordshire

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: Letchworth St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

RIDGE ROAD
1.
5255
Birds Hill Estate
Nos 2 to 122 (even)
TL 2232 9/102-114
II GV
2.
1906 by B Parker and R Unwin. This pioneer estate was designed for the Garden
City Tenants Limited, and comprises 13 grouped terraces forming a cul-de-sac
and village green layout. One and a half storeys. Mostly one window each
with irregular frontages varied by arrangements of large and small dormers
and gables. Tiled roofs with multi-form brick stacks. The centre feature
of the village green layout is a giant gable taking up Nos 100 and 102. Roughcast
walls. Mullioned casement windows with tile labels and glazing bars (some
windows altered). Recessed entrances with arched doorways. Included as the
earliest estate layout of its type, and the prototype of all future council
house developments in the country. The concept of a village green layout was
put forward in 1898/9 and published by Parker and Unwin in "The Art of Building
a House". The Westholm scheme (qv) was also based on this idea.


Listing NGR: TL2234132798

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