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Hertsmere (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 14178 97411


TQ 19 NW BUSHEY HILFIELD LANE (Northeast side) Patchetts Green

6/124 Delrow House 14.9.49


House, now in institutional use. Possibly earlier origins to house built 1669 for W. Hutchinson, date and initials on rainwater heads on rear wing. Extended in C18. Entirely remodelled and extended c.1820-40 for Sir A Dalrymple. Stuccoed brick. Tile and slate roofs. Originally a hall with a cross wing to left. L plan survives with extensions. Loosely Jacobethan Style. 2 storeys with attic in rear wing. Front: 4 windows under 2 gables to left reflect earlier building. Steps up to entrance to right in projecting 2-bay porch. Fielded panelled door in reveal, moulded architrave, relief cherub and brackets to segmental pediment with panelled soffit. Flanking tall sashes in reveals with egg and dart architraves. Corner pilaster strips and cornice to porch. Ground floor left, 2 smaller paired sashes in reveals. First floor glazing bar sashes. Stucco scored to resemble ashlar. Plat band over first floor with moulded lower course. Left gable slightly lower with moulded coped parapet. Oculi in gables that to right blind. Cross axial stacks with triple diagonally set shafts, moulded oversailing caps, decorative terracotta pots. Taller C18 block to right: 2 gables, sashes, 1 blind opening on 1st floor, 2 plat bands. Right return: ground floor rectangular bay, 4-light ovolo moulded mullion and transom casement, parapet. First floor: 3 sashes arranged in a pseudo Palladian manner with a central relieving arch. Left return: 2 gables to main block, scattered casements and blind windows. Rebuilt parlour wing to rear left. Inner angle of L has an entrance. Rear left: C18 block, full height projecting bay, ground floor 4-light casement, first floor sashes. Main block: French windows, 2 gables. Rear right: 3 gables, extending beyond parlour wing. 4 windows. 2-storey rectangular bay. Sashes with segmental relieving arches. 2 bays to rear taller with attic windows. Garden front to rear of this wing: 4 gables, 2 first floor oriel windows. Interior: 2 mid C17 carved fireplaces, early C19 doorcases. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ1417897411


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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: 28 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02278/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr V. M. Geduld. Source Historic England Archive
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