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Introduction

A Compact Community

A Catalogue of Victorian and Edwardian Workers' Housing

A Complete Community

Vulnerability to Change

The significant buildings of Wolverton and associated open spaces:-

The significant buildings of Wolverton and associated open spaces

Building History

Key issues


HOUSING
North Side of Buckingham Street (even numbers 4-108) Terrace of houses built to single design, reputedly for office clerks
Last of houses in Wolverton constructed by the Railway Company.
Had 16 pane sash windows with Crown glass (only No.78 still remains) Built before 1878
Need to restore uniformity and key details. Elimination of most unfortunate
alterations in stone cladding and changes to window sizes.
North Side of Buckingham Street (even numbers 4-108)
Buckingham Street south side
(odd numbers 3-23 from St George's church yard to the Square)
Except for No.1, built to single design by private builders
Earliest private development in the town c1878
Vulnerable to ill considered 'improvements' Buckingham Street south side (odd numbers 3-23 from St George's church yard to the Square)
Cambridge St, west side
(even nos 116-150)
Two storey houses with full height canted bay windows and front gardens.
Built 1890s
Vulnerable to ill considered 'improvements' Cambridge St, west side
(even nos 116-150)
Church St, south side
(odd nos 55-97)
Two and three storey terrace built to uniform classical design with console
bracketed hoods to ground floor windows and door and originally margin glazed sashes.c1860
Vulnerable to ill considered 'improvements'.
Need to re-establish unity of terrace
Former Congregational Manse (Caerwych) and other houses
Moon Street

Substantial 2 storey double fronted houses
Built 1905. Designed by George Coker, chief draughtsman of the Works
and deacon of the church
Important to keep houses in single family ownership (ie no sub-division)

Former Methodist Manse (no.125) and Corner Library House (122)
Church Street

Double fronted terraced houses. Built in 1897 by Mr Robinson the builder
who lived at 122. 125 (1894) its 'twin' was original Methodist Manse
122 potentially redundant when Library moves - what happens
to re-instate original house and garden?
Former St. George’s Rectory,
St George’s Way
2 storey picturesque composition, detached with drive and large garden.
Built in the 1844 for the district Rector by Wyatt & Brandon.
Extended 1889-90 by Edward Swinfen Harris. Vacated as Rectory in the 1980’s
Further subdivision of plot should be firmly resisted.
Has already lost much of its setting
Nos. 6-28 Oxford Street

Terrace houses forming single composition with stepped gables to end and pair to centre.
Built by unknown private developer to architect’s design in 1888
Only 3 houses retain original sash windows. Unity of design not considered
by householders. Possible maintenance problems from high stepped gables.
Very vulnerable to weather and neglect.

The Beeches and Viewsley (The Ark)
Green Lane

2 villas built by the Railway Company to house senior managers in 1894 Beech trees now very mature and may need replacing. Crucial for setting
that open space (tennis club) is maintained in front
The Elms
Green Lane
Picturesque composition with domed stair tower.
Designed by E Swinfen Harris for Town & Works surgeon,
Dr Harvey - house, surgery and coach house 1903. Extended 1906
Potential for further erosion of its setting

Stacey Ave
Nos 1 & 3

Pair of model estate workers’ houses.
Built in 1886 from design by Edward Swinfen Harris
Not in conservation area.
Not protected by Article 4.
Vulnerable to ill considered 'improvements'