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Latitude: 51.7053 / 51°42'19"N
Longitude: -0.4119 / 0°24'42"W
OS Eastings: 509833
OS Northings: 201924
OS Grid: TL098019
Mapcode National: GBR G7G.4MY
Mapcode Global: VHFSD.TD3K
Entry Name: Model Cottages
Listing Date: 16 September 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1348209
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158719
Location: Abbots Langley, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, WD5
District: Three Rivers
Civil Parish: Abbots Langley
Built-Up Area: Watford
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Abbots Langley
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 00 SE ABBOTS LANGLEY TIBBS HILL ROAD
3/78 Nos. 84, 86 and 88
16/9/85 (Model Cottages)
Formerly 4 flats, now 3. 1856 altered and extended. Designed by
H. Roberts at Prince Albert's request for the Society for Improving the
Conditions of the Labouring Classes. Plum brick with white brick
dressings. Slate roof. 2 storeys. 4 window front. Ends project slightly,
ground floor right original 3 light timber casement in a reveal,
otherwise C20 replacements in outer bays. To centre is a tall recess
with a renewed head. Entrances in inner return walls, that to right with
original Gothic door. Ground floor was originally three 2 light casements,
that to right is now an entrance. First floor two 2 light original case-
ments in reveals, all openings have white brick surrounds and slightly
cambered gauged brick heads. White brick quoins. Triangulated string
courses over ground floor, at first floor sill level and below parapet
which is stepped up over outer bays with central rendered medallions and
finials, double step up to centre. End stacks with quadruple shafts.
Right end roughcast. Three gables to rear: 2 original tall casements to
rear right. Later gabled wings extend to rear centre and left. Quadruple
stack to rear centre. Interior not inspected. The first such Model
Cottage was exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851, conceived as a
model for larger blocks of flats. (Pevsner 1977: J.S. Curl, The Life and
Work of Henry Roberts, 1983).
Listing NGR: TL0983301924
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