This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TL 21 SW WELWYN GARDEN CITY KNIGHTSFIELD
968/1/10004 Nos. 104-124 (Even)
Flats, maisonettes and houses, two and three storeys, set back behind a green, along Knightsfield, and bisected by Digswell Road. Louis de Soissons, Peacock, Hodges and Robertson, 1955-56. Yellow grey brick, Flemish bond, brown concrete pantiled roofs. Two storey end is turned to bring gable facing road, with verge treated as open pediment with projecting brick pilasters. Three storey block, which contains semi-detached maisonettes above ground floor flats, and link has ridges parallel to road. Small paned timber casement windows, with occasional double-hung sashes. South-facing maisonettes have first floor balconies, with French windows and concave profiled metal canopies above, giving a Regency character to the blocks. The whole scheme represents one of the most distinctive post-war designs by de Soissons, carrying on the traditions of the elegant stripped-down Georgian style of the Garden City into the era of the Development Corporation. Sited at the brow of the hill, crossed by Digswell Road, the principal approach to the centre of Welwyn Garden City from the north, this is a scheme which is effective both in terms of its intrinsic design values and its townscape contribution. Nos 104-124 (even) form part of a unified composition with Nos 82-102 (even), 83-103 and 105-125 (odd), (qv).
Listing NGR: TL2396914184
© Miss Bernie Graham. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Graham, Bernie
Rights Holder: Graham, Bernie
Brick, Concrete, Pantile, 20th Century Flats, Domestic, Multiple Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Monument (By Form), Maisonette
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