Building record MYO539 -


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Grid reference SE 6091 5531 (point)
Map sheet SE65NW
Civil Parish New Earswick, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Terrace of 4 cottages. c1907. By Parker and Unwin, for Joseph Rowntree Village Trust. Brick with pantile roof. 2 pairs of through living room cottages divided by through passage, with projecting end cottages. 2 storeys, 9 first-floor windows. Gabled end bays and 2 gables to spinal range. Standard "New Earswick" window panes throughout. Round-arched through passage flanked by pairs of 3-light fixed windows beneath soldier arches to both spinal range and gabled end bays. Entrance porches to side elevations. First floor: central flat-topped 2-light half dormer flanked by pairs of 2-light fixed windows in gables to spinal range, and 3-light fixed windows to gabled end bays. Sprocketed eaves. Stacks removed. The particular significance of New Earswick lies in its contribution to the development of low cost housing in Britain. Experience gained and practices introduced here were incorporated extensively into the Tudor Walters Report of 1918 which was instrumental in the passing of the Addison Act of 1919. Plans from New Earswick influenced the Government Manual on low cost housing which followed the Act. Sinclair A: Planning and Domestic Architecture at New Earswick, BA dissertation, University of Reading, 1983. Waddilove L: One Man's Vision, London, 1954.
Listing NGR: SE6091155320

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

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Record last edited

Oct 8 2014 9:34AM


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