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Statutory Address:

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

St. Albans (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 14639 06964


TL 1406 NE 14/104 1582

HOLYWELL HILL (West Side) No 40 (Holywell House)



1785, Sir Robert Taylor architect, for Sir William Domville, later Lord Mayor of London. 3 storeys, 5 windows, yellow brick with low parapet, and pediment over 3 central bays, over cornice the full width of buildings. Stone string at first floor cills and band at first floor level across 3 centre bays. Balustrade to centre window. Gauged, flat, brick arches to recessed sash windows with glazing bars. 6 steps to door of 6 fielded, bedded panels with cornice head and decorative fanlight in deep, plain reveal within doorcase of Ionic columns and entablature filth enriched cornice. Oast iron area railings and handrail. Wrought iron overthrow with lamp holder in front of door. Inside a first floor room as Adam fireplace in marble with flanking round arched niches. The ground floor. room below has another Adam fireplace with decorative plaster composition above, similar niches, ornamental frieze and enriched door and window architraves. There are other period fireplaces and a well staircase, although the lower flights of this are not original.

Nos 36 to 58 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1463906964


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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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Date: 24 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/01998/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Fletcher. Source Historic England Archive
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