Digswell House


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Digswell House, Monks Rise, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7NX


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Statutory Address:
Digswell House, Monks Rise, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7NX

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

Welwyn Hatfield (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TL 23744 14869


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/11/2018

TL 21 SW 1/5

MONKS RISE (south side) Digswell House

(formerly listed as Digswell House Arts Centre, previously listed as Digswell House)


GV II Circa 1807. Built by Samuel Wyatt for Lord Cowper after the demolition of the medieval mansion a few years previously. A classical block of two storeys in brown stone, rendered and painted, with a replaced hipped slate roof. North (entrance) front has five windows in plain reveals, the centre three windows set in a slightly advanced bay under a simple pediment. Band at first floor cills. The front door, now entirely glazed, is enclosed by a severe Doric porch with two columns supporting a simple projecting cornice below a flat roof. Later C19 brick wing added to the north east. Rendered plinth. The south front is enriched by a very shallow portico of four tall Ionic columns that run the whole height of the house and support an undecorated entablature. Above this runs a low parapet, stepped slightly over the central pair of columns. The outer windows on the ground floor are of the C19 three-light type, set in shallow round-headed recesses. Plain panels are sunk above the central three windows, in order to relieve the voids between the storeys. The west end is a plain wall with three windows. All windows have hung sashes with glazing bars.

Listing NGR: TL2374414869


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

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Date: 15 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/14929/25
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