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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: 1101435



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Aston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-May-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159571

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TL 22 SE ASTON HOOKS CROSS (A602) ) (north side)

3/27 Frogmore Hall


- II

Country House, now offices. Circa 1863 incorporating earlier C19 house, W wing c1897. By Francis Wigg ( - 1868) as his own country house (Colvin (1978) 887-8). Red brick with stone dressings and steep slate roofs. A picturesquely massed large neo-Gothic country house, in its own park, with entrance court on the E, and main rooms looking E over the Beane Valley. Planned around a lofty stair hall in a square tower with chequered parapet and 2 large gothic windows. W front of 2-storeys and attics, has 2 large gabled wings with tall canted bay windows, and glazed stone gallery between. Offices and stable block at N. A characteristic use of prismatic chamfers in elevations and mullioned sash windows extends to interior, said to be deliberately plain to set off tapestries and pictures. Freestone fireplaces with Caernarvon arches on simple-chamfers transposed to white marble with red lozenge insets in main rooms. 3 cast iron grates in Japanese style by Barnard and Barnard. Stair hall with arcaded stair and landing and patterned polychrome tiled floor, restored c1980 with former stencilled decoration copied for wallpaper. An interesting and idiosyncratic C19 architect's house little altered. (Pevsner (1977) 79).

Listing NGR: TL2893920726

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 887-8
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 79

National Grid Reference: TL 28939 20726


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