Cottages and Shops at Leigh, Kent Before 1896. Designed by Harold Ainsworth Peto (1854-1933) and Sir Ernest George (1839-1922). “In a row of Cottages, Village Shops, &c., Leigh, Kent, we find a typical group of simple dwellings, welded into a harmonious whole, by no sham fa├žade, but by the arrangement of the larger buildings at each end. In this group the unity of each house is preserved, and yet its individuality is not insisted upon unduly. The recurrent gable imparts a sense of restfulness, without any monotonous feeling of repetition. The sketch does not explain whether the penultimate house at each side is slightly larger than its neighbour; the one to the left undoubtedly is” (31).

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Bibliography

“The Revival of English Domestic Architecture. IV. The Work of Mr. Ernest George.” The Studio 8 (1896): 31. Internet Archive. Web. 3 April 2012


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