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Model Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7053 / 51°42'18"N

Longitude: -0.4119 / 0°24'42"W

OS Eastings: 509833

OS Northings: 201920

OS Grid: TL098019

Mapcode National: GBR G7G.4MZ

Mapcode Global: VHFSD.TD3L

Plus Code: 9C3XPH4Q+46

Entry Name: Model Cottages

Listing Date: 16 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158719

Location: Abbots Langley, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, WD5

County: Hertfordshire

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

Find accommodation in
Kings Langley


(East side)
Abbots Langley

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: TL0983301920

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