WORKMEN'S INSTITUTE AND COTTAGES AT WHITWOOD
Miners' cottages.

Normanton,
Yorkshire.

1904

For Henry Briggs & Son.

 

Only one of the two terraces of  houses was executed.
The Institute has been converted into a public house.

According to Joanna Symonds Voysey noted in BA, 1908, that 'The Company found it necessary to build the houses so cheaply that architectural superintendance of the work was perforce left out of court'. A hall in memory of Henry Biggs was built at the back of the institute. This is probably not by Voysey, but is sympathetic to his work in style and materials (RIBA Drawings Collection, p. 44).

Houses and institute have roughcast walls, stone dressed windows, iron casements and red tiled roofs.

 

Whitwood,
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Whitwood, Perspective, Dekorative Kunst, 1906
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Whitwood, Dekorative Kunst, 1906

 

 

Whitwood, Dekorative Kunst, 1906

 

 

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The British Architect, LXIX, 8th May 1908.

 

Plan and elevations published in The British Architect, 20th March 1908.

 

Ground plan published in The British Architect, 20th March 1908.

 

 

Bedroom plan published in The British Architect, 20th March 1908.

 

Text published in The British Architect, 20th March 1908, p.206.

 

 

Houses & Institute, Whitwood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

Houses & Institute, Whitwood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

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Houses & Institute, Whitwood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

Houses & Institute, Whitwood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

Houses & Institute, Whitwood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

Houses & Institute, Whitwood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

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Whitwood Terrace, Bedroom plan on primelocation.com

 

 

 

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Whitwood, Ground floor plan, published in Dekorative Kunst, 1906.

 

 

Whitwood, First floor plan, published in Dekorative Kunst, 1906.

 

 

Whitwood Terrace, photo by Richard Needham on flickr

 

 

Whitwood Terrace, photo by Richard Needham on flickr

 

 

Rising Sun, photo by Richard Needham on flickr

 

 

Rising Sun, photo by Richard Needham on flickr

 

The Rising Sun
published in Alice Shirley Schofield, C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood, p.44

 

 

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The Rising Sun
published in Alice Shirley Schofield, C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood, p.48

 

The Rising Sun
published in Alice Shirley Schofield, C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood, p.46

 

The Rising Sun
published in Alice Shirley Schofield, C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood, p.50

 

 

The Rising Sun
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Whitwood, Rising Sun, photo by Roy Hampson on flickr

 

 

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Whitwood, photo by Bill Henderson, www.geograph.org.uk

 

 

Whitwood, photo on pressreader.com
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The Rising Sun
published in Alice Shirley Schofield, C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood

 

The Rising Sun
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Photo published in Alice Shirley Schofield, C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood

 

 

Whitwood, photo by Roy Hampson on flickr

 

Whitwood, photo on pressreader.com
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Whitwood, photo by Roy Hampson on flickr

 

 

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Whitwood, photo on overstreet.co.uk

 

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Photographs taken from Alice Shirley Schofield, C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood
(Shirley Schofield, 1997).
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The entry in Pevsner's Yorkshire West Riding: Sheffield & the South (with Ruth Harman, 2017) reads:

WHITWOOD, 1.5m SW, is a former colliery village with an attractive group of buildings in Whitwood Common Lane by C.F.A. Voysey for the Briggs family, owners of the colliery and his clients for Broadleys, Windermere. The former MINERS' WELFARE INSTITUTE (now RISING SUN pub) and a terrace of nineteen double-fronted COTTAGES for colliery officials were commissioned in 1904, built 1906-8. They are roughcast, with stone trim and tile bands, and have big tiled roofs with tall chimney stacks, gables and deep-swept eaves. The window surrounds in particular are at once recognizable as Voysey. The institute, originally very pretty but now a little altered, is L-shaped and a long single storey, originally with open veranda (now glazed) between gables. At the corner a four-storey square tower for the manager's house with crenellated top around a pyramid roof and taller chimney at the corner. Some original panelling and fireplaces inside. The terrace is accented by seven gabled houses separating pairs with hipped dormers. Though modest their neat interiors demonstrate Voysey's genius for convenience and economy. The architect's simpler BRIGGS MEMORIAL HALL, behind the institute, was built in memory of Arthur Currer Briggs died 1906). Battered buttresses and a large lunette in the gable above the canted, flat-roofed entrance porch. Five similar windows at the sides.

Source: Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press.

Despite the Historic England listing description, it is now thought that the Memorial Hall was not designed by Voysey, although sympathetic to his style. The British architect (20th March 1908, p.206) commented that "the company found it necessary to build the houses so cheaply that the architectural superintendence of the work was perforce left out of count".

 

Description on Historic England

WHITWOOD TERRACE

CASTLEFORD WHITWOOD C0MMON LANE SE42SW (north side) 4/10 Nos 1 to 15 (consec) 14.4.1975 Whitwood Terrace GV II
Terrace of 19 dwellings. 1904, by C. F. A, Voysey for Henry Briggs & Son. Roughcast render on brick, tiled roofs. Long rectangular range of double- depth and double-fronted units. 1 and 2 storeys, in Arts and Crafts style, the facade rhythmically accented by emphatic gables of single 2-storey houses alternating with short storey ranges composed of pairs (a-b-b-a..a-b-b-a). Each house is symmetrical, with a central doorway and two 3-light casement windows on each floor. Each of the gabled elements has small side windows to the door and flanking rectangular bay windows, all under a flat roof carried over the door as a canopy; an overlight to the door above the canopy, widely- spaced windows at 1st floor, the heads crossed by a band; and another band in the gable above. In the lower intermediate ranges each house has a flat canopy to the door, with an overlight above, a band over each ground floor window, over-sailing eaves with slender gutter brackets, and hipped dormers in the roof. Three tall chimneys on the ridge between each pair of gables. The rear, in matching style, differs in having one 4-light dormer to each 1 storey house, but the principal feature of interest is a wide segmental- arched recessed porch to each house, presumably intended to shelter services such as drying laundry, but now in some cases enclosed by glazed walls. All houses have individual back yards enclosed by brick walls (with back gates), incorporating in the rear wall a rectangular privy/coal shed building to each pair, with a square emptying door in the rear wall of each privy. History: built by colliery company to house colliery foremen.
Reference: RCHM Workers' Housing in West Yorkshire, 1750-1920 (1986) pp. 116-118.

 

Description on Historic England

THE RISING SUN PUBLIC HOUSE, WHITWOOD COMMON LANE
CASTLEFORD SE42SW WHITWOOD COMMON LANE 4/11 The Rising Sun Public 14.4.1975 House GV II
Miners' Institute, now public house. 1905, by C. F. A. Voysey, for Henry Briggs or Son; altered. Roughcast render on brick, tiled roofs. L-shaped plan. Single-storey main range joined by a link to a 4-stage tower at the right-hand end, with a single-storey service wing to the rear of this. In Arts and Crafts style. The principal element is a long range with low eaves and gabled wings which project slightly, and a flat-roofed glazed verandah enclosing the front between the wings, and overlapping them slightly. The verandah has 3 symmetrically-disposed doorways which divide otherwise continuous fenestration into groups of 3, 4, 4, and 3 lights, all of 6 panes; and a similar single-light window in each end. The gable of each wing has a C17-style transomed 8-light window with sandstone frame and small panes, and 2 bands, with lettering between them "THE RISING SUN" Chimney on outer roof slope of left wing. To the right of the right wing, The link has a 4-light window, double garage doors enclosing a formerly open walk-way, and a triangular louvre in the roof. The square tower has two vertically aligned 3-light windows offset to the right, and a small single- light window at a higher level to the left of each of these, a band carried round the whole between the 3rd and 4th stages, an oculus to the 4th stage, an embattled parapet and a low pyramidal roof. The left return wall has a pair of small single-light windows to the 4th stage. The right return wall has one window to each stage, all of 3 lights except the lowest which is a oculus, which has a hoodmould. Chimney rising from rear right-hand corner of parapet. Interior: formerly provided Billiard Room and Library (etc) but replaced by bar. (Fittings and stained glass windows in Edwardian style are recent alterations).

 

References:

Dekorative Kunst, XIV, 1906, pp.193, 196-7.

The British Architect,  LXIX, 1908, pp. 208 & 334.

David Gebhard,
Charles F. A. Voysey, figs. 101 & 102.

Duncan Simpson, C.F.A. VOYSEY an architect of individuality, London 1979.

 Wendy Hitchmough, CFA  VOYSEY, London 1995, pp. 182-3.

 David Cole, The Art and architecture of CFA Voysey : English pioneer modernist architect & designer, 2015.

 

 

 

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