Orchard Mead


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Orchard Mead, Ridge, Potters Bar, EN6 3LH


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Statutory Address:
Orchard Mead, Ridge, Potters Bar, EN6 3LH

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

Hertsmere (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 21389 00333


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/07/2018

TL 20 SW 4/247

RIDGE Orchard Mead

(Formerly listed as Orchard Mead, CROSS OAKS LANE)

GV II Formerly five almshouses, now a house. 1844 by Sir G.G.Scott and W.B.Moffatt for Miss J.Trotter of Dyrham Park, Potters Bar (q.v.). Knapped flint facing on clunch walls with red brick dressings. Tiled roof. One storey. Five bay front. Single entrance and two flanking windows in slightly projecting gabled centre bay. Four centred arched head to door with chamfered brick surround.

Dedicatory plaque with inscription,'1844/These almshouses/were erected/in accordance with the wish of/Miss Jean Trotter/of/Dyrham Park' in gable which has brick parapet and kneelers.

All windows are two light casements with. chamfered and quoined brick surrounds. Brick plinth and cornice. Four tall cross axial ridge stacks with diagonal shafts: two at gable ends single shafts, two flanking central bay paired shafts on hexagonal bases. Gable end brick parapets. Mid C20 extensions to gable ends and to rear.

Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: TL2138900333


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)


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: 03 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04284/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Douglas Fairbank. Source Historic England Archive
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