Barley, Hertfordshire, UK
is the creator of the website "Genealogy in Hertfordshire"
There seems to be some
confusion about the name of this house in
Hertfordshire. In the Genealogy
Hertfordshire web site it is called Dalny
Veed which it says is Russian for "Pleasant
View". John Archer in his publication,
"Edgar Wood: A Notable Manchester
Architect", calls it Dalnyreed. On a
planning application in 2009 the house was
called "Dalnyveed", all one word, so I have
decided to go with it.
above is shown with the permission of
Whatever its name, it was built on the edge of
the village of Barley, in Hertfordshire.
It came after Wood designed 33 Mellalieu
Street, in Middleton, and is seen as an
opportunity to apply the techniques he had
used on the much smaller house regarding the
use of concrete and flat roofs.
The Hertfordshire Genealogy site says that,
"Dalny Veed was built in 1907, by the
Lancashire architect, Edger Wood, and as
William Wood Cook is recorded as being in
residence in 1908 .... presumably as a
retirement home. He was there in 1911 with his
wife and children William and Evelyn."
I have heard it suggested that Dalnyveed was
another step in Wood's experimentation with
flat roof buildings which led to the design of
Upmeads, in Stafford.