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MOCK RUIN IN GARDEN OF LONGCROFT

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: MOCK RUIN IN GARDEN OF LONGCROFT

List entry Number: 1101945

Location

MOCK RUIN IN GARDEN OF LONGCROFT, HUNSDONBURY

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hunsdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Sep-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159992

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List entry Description

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History

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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

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National Grid Reference: TL 41423 13061

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