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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: 1101292



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cottered

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Jul-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159844

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1/1 Broadfield Hall Stables



Stable block. Circa 1691 probably to designs by Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736) for James Forrester (d.1696), cupola removed in C19. Red and grey brick 2 storeyed stable block, the roof tiled and with one large hip and 2 small ones at the rear. The front has a parapet, returned on the W. side, and the centre breaks forward slightly under a small pedimented gable and contains the central archway and a clock in the gable, there are rusticated quoins to the angles and the centre has chequer brickwork. The ground floor windows at each end of the front have a circular recess above, both enclosed within an arched recess. The building contains 3 loose boxes in the W part and a harness room and staircase to the upper floor in the centre (the E part has been converted to a large garagespace). Theloose boxes, harness room and staircase have original wood door of 8 panels, double doors to the harness room. This building has greater architectural quality than is usual for a stable building of this size, and was complementary to the earlier house, completed c1690 now destroyed and replaced by a 1930s building.The stable block appears to have resulted from the partial rebuilding of older buildings and the addition of a formal 2-storeys facade on the S front and W end. (Colvin (1978) 402: Kerry Downes Hawksmoor (1969) 27: Hine RL Relics of an Uncommon Attorney (1951) Ch 1).

Listing NGR: TL3244931005

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 402
Downes, K, Hawksmoor, (1969), 27
Hine, R L, Relics of an Uncommon Attorney, (1951)

National Grid Reference: TL 32449 31005


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