Knebworth House, Knebworth - North Hertfordshire

Knebworth House comprises one wing of a C16 courtyard house remodelled in neo-Tudor and Gothic style in the C19. This later external work was in very poor condition for many years, and despite a major campaign of work some years ago with Historic England grant aid, much remains to be repaired. The current repair project is the 'Watchman's Tower' range (pictured), for which Historic England awarded a Heritage at Risk grant in 2018. However, this still leaves large elements of the house and its related buildings in need of repair.

Knebworth House, Knebworth - North Hertfordshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: KNEBWORTH HOUSE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1102767
  • Local Planning Authority: North Hertfordshire
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house


  • Building Name: Knebworth House
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • District / Borough: North Hertfordshire
  • Parish: Knebworth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Stevenage
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*, CA