WATEREND HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1103637

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1953

Statutory Address: WATEREND HOUSE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WATEREND HOUSE

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County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans (District Authority)

Parish: Wheathampstead

National Grid Reference: TL 20393 13849

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History

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Details

TL 21 SW WHEATHAMPSTEAD WATEREND

7/482 Waterend House

19.10.53

II*

House. Mid C17. Red brick with cement dressings. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys and attics. 5-window main front has 3 equal parapet gables with moulded brick coping. Beneath the gables are 2-storey shallow-projecting window bays with stone quoins and stone-dressed 5-light mullion and transom windows. To the attics are 3-light windows with thin hood moulds. The intermediate bays have square-headed doors with moulded brick surrounds and hoods. 2-light windows above these. Cornice bands to 1st and 2nd floors have single cut-brick cyma recta mouldings. Original brick finials to gables. Behind the roof are 3 tall chimney stacks with grouped octagonal shafts, moulded at the bases and caps. The rear elevation forms an open courtyard with 2 projecting gable ends, likewise with coping and finials. 1st floor bands. 3-light windows. To centre left is a narrow gabled stair turret with a 4-centre arch door and right of this isthe central chimney stack with diaper brick patterning. Square leaded casements to all elevations. Internally there is an unusually large central hall with exposed chamfer-stopped beams and a broad stone fireplace. Original simple oak spiral staircase in the turret. Smaller late C17 newel staircase in the opposite angle leading to 1st floor NE room which has a fireplace with an inscription dated 1692. An exceptionally complete example of a mid-C17 medium-sized country house. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2039313849

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