HARPER HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1033362

Date first listed: 09-Dec-1998

Statutory Address: HARPER HOUSE, HARPER LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: HARPER HOUSE, HARPER LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans (District Authority)

Parish: St. Stephen

National Grid Reference: TL 16416 01087

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Details

TL 10 SE ST STEPHEN HARPER LANE

270/13/10019 Harper House

II

Former country house known as Harperbury House. 1871 by Richard Norman Shaw for solicitor, John Oddie; later C20 extension. Red brick, partly tile-hung at 1st floor level. Tiled gabled roofs, those to the main house with heavily moulded, white-painted timber gable pediments. Formerly with tall brick chimney stacks. 2-storey main wing; 3-storey service wing. Irregular fenestration. Asymmetrical design. Pointed arch entrance to recessed doorway; transom and mullion window to right. 4 sashes at 1st floor with dog-tooth brick cill band. Recessed bay to left has 2 sashes at ground floor and set back large stair window. Service block tilehung to 2nd floor with transom and mullion windows to ground floor, sashes to 1st and casements to 2nd. Rear facade with similar gables having 4-light transom and mullion windows with cross top lights beneath. Ground floor has a bay window and 3 similar lights to right. Interior: retains the original open well stair with turned balusters and newel finials; servants stair with column newel. Some original C18 style fireplaces; 2 with overmirrors flanked by glass cases. History: this is an early and unusual Shaw house, anticipating his work at Bedford Park.



Listing NGR: TL1641601087

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 471800

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