MOCK RUIN IN GARDEN OF LONGCROFT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1101945

Date first listed: 19-Sep-1984

Statutory Address: MOCK RUIN IN GARDEN OF LONGCROFT, HUNSDONBURY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: MOCK RUIN IN GARDEN OF LONGCROFT, HUNSDONBURY

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Hunsdon

National Grid Reference: TL 41423 13061

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Details

TL 4113 HUNSDONBURY (east side) 8/20 Mock Ruin in Garden of Longcroft -

G.V. I

Amend grade to read:- II

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TL 4113 HUNSDON HUNSDONBURY (east side)

8/20 Mock Ruin in Garden of Longcroft

GV I

Mock ruin. Circa 1832, probably by C Kemp for Revd Nicolsen Robert Calvert, as a garden embellishment to his rebuilt Tudor style rectory of that date which later became Hunsdonbury qv. Knapped flint with stucco dressings on brick to represent stonework. Facing N, a convincing mock ruin of the lower part of the W wall, of a medieval church tower, now partly covered in creeper. Diagonal corner buttresses with stucco quoins, heavy moulded plinth course, central 4-centred arched doorway with 2 chamfered orders and dripmould with kings' heads as stops. The lower part of a window over the door. Door leads into a small circular vaulted chamber with the walls and vault plastered to represent ashlar. The chamber is covered by a large semicircular earth mound now mostly in the garden of The Gate House. A picturesque Gothic garden building in the form of a mock ruin. Part of a group with Hunsdonbury and the Gate House.

Listing NGR: TL4142313061

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 159992

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