Deposited Plan No. 1377

Springwood Avenue: Pair of semi-detached villas.


Deposited Plan Number:1377
Date:15 January 1885
Plans Register:1869-1886
Street:Springwood Avenue
Property Name / Number:Fernleigh (John Shaw's own house).
Area:no data
District:Central Ward
Grid Reference:no data
Building Project:Pair of semi-detached villas.
Type:Residential - new build
Applicant:John Shaw (Bootmaker)
Applicant Address:42, Cross Church Street, Huddersfield
Architect:Frederic Collins (Architect, Surveyor & Valuer) [plans received A.E. Ransley]
Architect Address:37, Byram Arcade, Huddersfield.
Status of Project:
Approved - Conditionally. Subject to drainage being amended by lavatory waste not passing under floor.
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:22 Januaty 1886. ertificate issued 11 February 1886. See correspondence.
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:no data
English Heritage Listing:no data
Location of Archives:Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:1300

Additional Information

The plans provide for the erection of a mirrored pair of semi-detached houses, one of which was later to be occupied by the applicant John Shaw, bootmaker of Cros Church Street, and the other by a tenant of Mr Shaw. A letter dated 21 January 1886, from Frederic Collins complains that despite promises the certificate of completeion has not been issued by John Helliwell, the Private Works Inspector. Requesting Mr Helliwell's immediate attention, Collins notes that the bottom 'house is now let'. A certificate was issued 11 February 1886.

The accommodation in each house, comprises :

Basement (part) - Cellar; Wash Kitchen; Coals.

Ground - Drawing Room; Dining Room; Kitchen.

Chamber - three Bedrooms; Bathroom; W.C.

Attic - Attic; Attic Store.

The Kitchens and Bathrooms are accommodated in projecting wings to the rear of the buildings. The elevation to Springwood Avenue is well proportioned, with small attic dormers, low squat chimney dividing the two properties, single storey segmental bay windows to the ground floor drawing rooms, and hoods over the front doors.