REMAINS OF OLD GORHAMBURY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1175197
Date first listed:
19-Oct-1953
Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF OLD GORHAMBURY, BLUEHOUSE HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF OLD GORHAMBURY, BLUEHOUSE HILL

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
St. Albans (District Authority)
Parish:
St. Michael
National Grid Reference:
TL 11029 07616

Details

TL 10 NW ST MICHAEL BLUEHOUSE HILL (off) (north west side)

9/259 Remains of Old Gorhambury 19.10.53

GV I

Ruins of the mansion begun in 1563 by Sir Nicholas Bacon and extended in 1570s. Red brick and flint. Stone dressings. Porch and hall remain from the former 2-courtyard house, the entrance court formerly on S and service court on N. The 2-storey porch has good stone classical detail. 3-sided arched entrance on ground floor with flanking Doric columns. Enriched entablature. Tympana with roundels. Upper floor with square mullioned and transomed windows on E and W sides. Ionic columns. Dentilled cornice. Attic above with coat of arms. Hall to rear left retains tall mullioned and transomed window marking dais. Lateral stack to right. Visited by Queen Elizabeth I 1570, 1573, 1577. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (C.L. 16.12.33, Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL1102907616

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
163801
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 21 Hertfordshire,

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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