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Whiteley Village

Place  From 1914 

Categories: Property, Social Welfare

A retirement village created with a bequest from William Whiteley. A charitable trust provides almshouses for people of limited financial means.

From the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey: "The site for the village was chosen in 1911, with Walter Cave as consulting architect. The layout of the village was by Frank Atkinson (architect of Selfridges), 'Garden Suburb' in concept, formal and symmetrical with a monument to Whiteley at the centre. Building took place principally between 1914 to 1921 providing houses by Sir Reginald Blomfield, Sir Mervyn McCartney, Frank Atkinson, Ernest Newton, Sir Aston Webb, Walter Cave and Sir Ernest George with the church of St Mark by Sir Walter Tapper. There are 262 cottages in almshouse style and each with its own garden, two churches, a village hall, shop, post office and library; the villagers enjoy a huge range of clubs and activities."

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Aston Webb at Whiteley Village

This small enamel plaque looks as if it was installed when the cottages were ...

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Whiteley Village - foundation stone

This foundation stone was laid by the Right Honourable and Right Reverend Art...

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William Whiteley - plaque

The quotation is from Psalm 41.1.

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William Whiteley - relief

1831    1907 William Whiteley {On ribbon:} labora et vive {Latin for: work a...

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