Sollershotts East and West
Sollershotts East leads from Sollershott Circus to South View, and is mainly residential. At the end is the Ambassador Hotel , formerly a 19th century house .Beyond this are old farm buildings or stables which have been converted for present day use and the junction with Baldock Road.
On the corner of Sollershott East and Spring Road is
More about Sollershott Hall
Sollershotts West , from Sollershotts Circus almost to the West edge of the town at Highfield , is home of some of the most exclusive early Garden City homes .
Within massive gardens with heavy screening by hedges and trees , few offer much of a view to passers by.
On the North side
St Brighids by Parker and Unwin 1908 , was built for Edmund Hunter , who brought one of the Garden City's early businesses Edmundsbury Weaving to the town.
Houses by Parker and Unwin from 1910 , C.M.Crickmer 1907 and 1908 and W.H. Cowlishaw 1907 are well hidden at the end of the long drives behind hedgerows.
This description by Country Properties in the summer of 1998 will give you some idea of what you would find. I quote ...
"Tettenhall , Sollershott West , LetchworthTo the South
A real part of Letchworth's heritage has just come onto the market place. This beautiful old 1907 Garden City Residence was designed by C M Crickmer for a gentleman by the name of M Connal Parker Esq. The property still holds all its original charachter , charm and rooms as were designed back in 1907. it is a rare opportunity to purchase a property of this style and charachter in need of sympathetic restoration although the roof has just received a complete stripdown and replacement.
The house presently consists of 3 large reception rooms , kitchen , pantry , large scullery , ground floor cloakroom , lots of walk in cupboards , 6 bedrooms , upstairs bathroom amd double garage plus several out buildings. It is set well back on its plot of 3/4 of a acre with an additional 1/2 acre by separate negotiation. Offers around £550,000 "
On the corner is "Carfax" which faces Broadway and a picture
can be found at that page
Further along "Tanglewood" is a lovely 1907 house by Baillie Scott.
Next to this is an assymetrical semi detatched pair by Parker and Unwin 1906/7.
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