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REMAINS OF ORIGINAL HOUSE (NEW PLACE) AT GILSTON PARK 125 METRES EAST OF 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: REMAINS OF ORIGINAL HOUSE (NEW PLACE) AT GILSTON PARK 125 METRES EAST OF HOUSE

List entry Number: 1101279

Location

REMAINS OF ORIGINAL HOUSE (NEW PLACE) AT GILSTON PARK 125 METRES EAST OF HOUSE, GILSTON LANE

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Gilston

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: 159917

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History

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Details

TL 4412 GILSTON GILSTON LANE (west side)

9/2 Remains of original house (New Place) at 24.1.67 Gilston Park 125 metres E of house

- II

Garden building. Early C19 porch (appears first in Buckler drawing of 1830: RCHM Typescript) from New Place, surviving in the park as a garden feature. The'old house was rebuilt c1852 as Gilston Park, on a new site to W, by P C Hardwick for John Hodgson. Reddish stucco, lined and textured as stonework, on a sandy-red brick core, and incorporating armorial decorations and marble bust of Elizabeth I. Fragments of a decorated plaster ceiling inside. A small shallow rectangular porch approach up 3 rough stone steps and facing S. Octagonal buttresses to front corners carried up to finials above parapet. Wide central openings front and back with depressed 4-centred arched heads. Rear opening now blocked. A small square-headed window on each flank wall. Chamfered rear corners. Moulded plinth, string course and parapet coping. Large coat of arms and motto scroll in relief, set high up on rear wall. At front, moulded string course at impost level carried up as dripmould over the arch. The parapet breaks up over a central round-headed niche containing a white stone bust of Elizabeth I with ruff on a later base. In a triangle of greyer stucco below is inscribed the date '1583' and in the spandrels are boldly moulded roundels of the old and new Royal Arms with the Garter, with motto. Inscribed in the stucco in 2 lines across the front above these is "FEAR. GOD. OBAYE. THE. RIAL. QUEEN/Spaines Rod; Romes Rvine; Netherlandes Reliefe; Earthes joy, England's gemme, World's Wonder, Natvres Chieffe". Interior has diagonal chequered black and white marble paving and the remains of an ornamental plaster ceiling to the flat timber roof, panelled with square Gothic plaster motifs. An interesting early C19 stucco 'Tudor' porch from New Place representing surviving features from the historic house New Place. Now a garden building of group value with the new house, Gilston Park, of 1852.

Listing NGR: TL4424012912

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National Grid Reference: TL 44240 12912

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