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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1100823



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: Three Rivers

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Jan-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 158848

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TQ 09 SW RICKMANSWORTH NOTTINGHAM ROAD (Northeast side) Heronsgate

8/204 Laurel Cottage 15.1.74 and Crowthorne


Pair of semi-detached houses. 1846-7 for Chartist Co-operative Land Company. Stuccoed brick. Welsh slate roof. 2 storey pedimented central block with slightly recessed 1 storey wings, 1:2:1, an arrangement not found in other Chartist settlements. Original casements with glazing bars to right, altered to left. In pediment a rectangular panel with sides extended downwards, a sign used throughout O'Connorville. Entrances on wings, to side on Crowthorne, to front on Laurel Cottage. Plinth. Axial ridge stacks and stacks to rear of wings. C20 alterations and additions to rear. Interior not inspected. Amongst the best surviving examples of the houses of O'Connorville founded by Feargus O'Connor, Chartist leader, as the first settlement under his Land Plan, an important aftermath of Chartism and precursor of Garden Cities. A school and 35 cottages were built, each with 2 to 4 acres of land. (Hertfordshire Past and Present no. 7, p,19, 1967: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ0247194390

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)
'Hertfordshire Past and Present' in Hertfordshire Past and Present, (1967)

National Grid Reference: TQ 02471 94390


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