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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: 1100972



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Welwyn Hatfield

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Northaw and Cuffley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 158493

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12/229 Northaw Place



House. Formerly residential school. Circa 1690. Said to have been built for Captain Moncey R.N. Altered early C19, c.1860 and late C19. Earliest part on E has 5-window N front, refaced c.1860 in cement. Banded ground floor. Square porch with detached Roman Doric columns their lower halves bossed. Balustrading. Slightly projecting centre window bay, the 1st floor window with pediment. Chamfered quoins. Sash windows with shallow-moulded surrounds. Extension on right with 3 moulded relieving arches and similar detailing. Large early and late C19 W additions. At right angles on W end is stable block of late C17 origin: C19/20 red brick with slate hipped roof. The ridge has large clock tower: square base with clock faces; dentilled open pediments; octagonal turret with columns and modillioned cornice; ogee lead hood; clock mechanism intact. Garden elevation to early house is red brick c1700. 1st floor band. Early C19 flush sash windows. Square porch has fluted Greek Doric columns and pilaster responds. C19 stucco eaves cornice. W extensions in yellow stock brick with gauged brick lintels.

Interior has very good c1700 staircase hall. Canvas wall and ceiling paintings in style of Verrio, depicting scenes from classical mythology. Barley twist balustrading. Hall and ground floor rooms with contemporary fielded panelling, the NE room and vestibule with frames for paintings, now removed, set over bolection-moulded fireplaces. NE 1st floor room with Chinese style paintings on rails and mutins of panelling, now painted over. (Pevsner (1977) ).

Listing NGR: TL2700002465

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL 27000 02465


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