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THE FLINT HOUSE

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.

Name: THE FLINT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1078769

Location

THE FLINT HOUSE, HILLSIDE LANE

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Amwell

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.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 355830

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

GREAT AMWELL HILLSIDE LANE (OFF) TL 3712 (north side) Great Amwell village 12/22 The Flint House

24.1.67

GV II

House. 1842-4 by William Chadwell Mylne (1781-1863) for himself (plaque in porch). Uncoursed unknapped flints with yellow brick dressings. Hipped slate roof with wide overhanging eaves. Grouped central chimneys plastered below brick capping. Stucco 1-storey enclosed porch central on E front. A large 2-storeys attics and basement house with 3-window entrance front on E and longer 5-window garden front on W. Low brick plinth, brick band at floor and eaves levels. End bays slightly advanced on each front. Brick quoins and gauged flat arches. Porch has panelled pilasters, moulded imposts and 3-centred opening, moulded cornice with blocking course and fluted urns at front corners. Round headed window in each side. Recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes (8/8 over porch). Flat topped casemented dormer on E and 2 similar on W. Service rooms in basement approached by sunken way from W and tunnel under lawn on N side. Similar tunnel may have extended to E. Interior largely unchanged but some work by Robert Mylne c1890. In breakfast room 2 half-height relief figures, of naval officer with Sextant and seaman with rope (said to be from a naval church in Farnham c1759) flanking fireplace with C18 carved wooden terms and De Morgan tiles. Inset in frieze 2 plaster reliefs by S Henning after T Stothard (Canterbury Pilgrims) and A Henning (Cavalcade preceding the Tournament) of 1827. Upper'stair hall surrounded by casts of Parthenon frieze. Said to have been built by W C Mylne to take the place of his father's house (Amwell Grove) the situation of which near the river he regarded as unhealthy (Colvin (1978) 578). Plaque in porch records he laid out and himself planted the garden. (Pevsner (1977) 150).

Listing NGR: TL3710712336

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 578
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 150

National Grid Reference: TL 37107 12336

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