THE BRICKET PICTURE HOUSE AND LITTLE BRICKET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1102866
Date first listed:
27-Sep-1984
Statutory Address:
THE BRICKET PICTURE HOUSE AND LITTLE BRICKET, SCHOOL LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BRICKET PICTURE HOUSE AND LITTLE BRICKET, SCHOOL LANE

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
St. Albans (District Authority)
Parish:
St. Stephen
National Grid Reference:
TL 12751 00432

Details

TL 10 SW ST STEPHEN SCHOOL LANE (north west side) BRICKET WOOD COMMON

12/341 The Bricket Picture House and Little Bricket

II

House, now divided into two residences, built by the architect Frederick Wallen for himself, c.1890. The upper floor of the front part of the house has a remarkable set of plaster reliefs. Ground floor is red and brown brick. Cement bands. Mosaic panels beneath the slightly jettied half- timbered upper floor. Machine tile roof. Front part (The Bricket Picture House) is one and a half storeys; rear part is 1 storey and attics. The front part has glazing bar casements, those of ground floor with small panes top and bottom. 2 window front, the left window a square bay carried through the eaves. S gable end has a central ground floor square window bay, upper floor with a trefoil-headed casement. Timbered gable projects slightly. The relief pictures are carried round three sides of this block. Set in the panels of the timber frame, the figures are in red plaster with brown and white plaster backgrounds. They show late C19 sporting activities, often crossing several panels. On the front elevations the scenes include a hunt, a 4- man scull and a wrestling match. The hunt continues on the N gable end. On the S gable end the panels are quite badly weathered and include a cricket and rugby match. Behind the front block the house is lower. The rear part (Little Bricket) has no reliefs. It has half-timbered gables and dormers, the N side with a C20 tile-hung attic. Projecting wing on S side is said to have been a chapel. (A Souvenir of Bricket Wood, The Bricket Wood Society (1982)).

Listing NGR: TL1275100432

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
163885
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
A Souvenir of Bricket Wood, (1982)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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