SE 6155 SW NEW EARSWICK CHESTNUT GROVE (east side)
12/10 Nos 26 and 28
Pair of semi-detached houses. c1909-1914. By Parker and Unwin, for Joseph Rowntree Village Trust. Brick and French tile roof. Through living room plan. 2 storeys, 4 first-floor windows with a pair of central gables. Replacement doors, that to No 28 glazed, and standard "New Earswick" window panes with soldier arches to ground floor. Central pair of 3-light casements flanked by doors beneath canopies, with single-pane windows to outer bays. First floor: 2-light casements to gables and low 2-light casements to outer bays. 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: SE6100355387