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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: 1101082



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Welwyn Hatfield

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Nov-1980

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 158246

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1. 5260 MONKS RISE (south side) Digswell House Arts Centre (formerly listed as Digswell House) TL 21 SW 1/5 29.12.50


2. Circa 1807. Built by Samuel Wyatt for Lord Cowper after the demolition of the mediaeval mansion a few years previously. A classical block of 2 storeys in brown stone, rendered and painted, with a replaced hipped slate roof. North (entrance) front has 5 windows in plain reveals, the centre 3 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 2 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 4 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 3-light type, set in shallow round-headed recesses. Plain panels are sunk above the central 3 windows, in order to relieve the voids between the storeys. The west end is a plain wall with 3 windows. All windows have hung sashes with glazing bars.

Listing NGR: TL2374414869

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National Grid Reference: TL 23744 14869


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