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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1033362



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

District Type: District Authority

Parish: St. Stephen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Dec-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 471800

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270/13/10019 Harper House


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

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National Grid Reference: TL 16416 01087


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