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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: 1078756



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stanstead Abbots

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Jan-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 355904

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TL 3811 STANSTEAD ABBOTS HIGH STREET (north side) Stanstead Abbots village 13/6 No 15 (Stanstead Hall) 24.1.67


House. 1752 ('MP 1752' on rainwater heads) low extensions to W with battlemented circular slender stair tower in early C19 (on 1840 Tithe Map). Red brick with mellow yellow brick for dressings and whole front facade. Stone dressings painted white. Roofs of old red tiles. A large square tall house of 3-storeys and basement facing S. Set back behind railings and small garden. Symmetrical double-fronted double-pile plan with stair central at rear. Projecting end chimneys to each range. Roof concealed by parapet all round. 3 parallel hipped roofs from front to back with mid-wall carried up to ridge level. Dated rainwater heads in the middle of each sidewall. Symmetrical 5- windows on W of door recently restored after removal of C19 bay window) with narrow stone band at sill level to ground floor and a deeper band to the 1st floor. Mutular cornice above 2nd floor windows and brick parapet with stone coping. Recessed sash windows, upper floors renewed in early C19 with plate glass. Ground floor with 6/6 panes (renewed). Basement windows blocked with recess. Red gauged brick flat arches to front windows. Round headed recessed doorway up 7 moulded stone steps with outcurving wrought iron handrail and knob standards. 4-panel half-glazed door with roccoco fanlight. Deep moulded imposts carried round to support arched architrave with head keystone. Ionic 3/4 columns flank the doorway and support a full entablature with modillion triangular pedimented swelled frieze with carved laurels, and fret decoration to the soffit. The finest house in the High Street. Crenellated top to C19 tower on W rising between single-storey red brick extensions with pitched slate roof. Interior has enriched cornices, panelling, moulded dados, trefoil Gothic arch to stairhall, cut string C18 stair with turned and carved balusters, moulded rail and wreath at foot, twin Tuscan columns as upper newels and scrolled ends to stairs. Contemporary fire surrounds in E rooms of ground and 1st floor. (Pevsner (1977) 343: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3855611924

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 343

National Grid Reference: TL 38556 11924


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