1874 – Labourers Cottages, Hatfield, Essex

Architect: Fred Chancellor


From The Building News, October 23 1874: “We give this week plans and sketch of a pair of cottages, several of which have been built upon the estates of G. Alan Lowndes, Esq., in the county of Essex. The feature of the plan of each cottage is a good-sized dining-room, with a small scullery large enough for washing-up in, but not for living in. In addition to these apartments, there are on the ground-floor a porch, pantry, coalplace, and earth-closet ; and, on the chamberfloor, three bedrooms, two of which have fireplaces. The cottages are brick-built, with tiled roofs. The dining-room has a boarded floor, the other rooms on ground-floor being gravel. The cost of these cottages has varied a little, according to the distance for carting sand, bricks, &c. The actual cost, including grates and fittings of every kind, and a well 30ft. deep, with pump to each pair, has been from £26.5 to £27 per pair. Mr. F. Chancellor, of 8, Finsbury-circus, and Chelmsford, is the architect.”