FANHAMS HALL WITH BUILDINGS ON COURTYARD (THE BUILDING SOCIETIES STAFF COLLEGE)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1281155
Date first listed:
24-Jan-1967
Statutory Address:
FANHAMS HALL WITH BUILDINGS ON COURTYARD (THE BUILDING SOCIETIES STAFF COLLEGE), FANHAMS HALL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FANHAMS HALL WITH BUILDINGS ON COURTYARD (THE BUILDING SOCIETIES STAFF COLLEGE), FANHAMS HALL ROAD

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Wareside
National Grid Reference:
TL3715015620

Details

TL 31NE 2/34 24.1.67

WARE RURAL FANHAMS HALL ROAD (north side) Fanhams Hall with buildings on courtyard (The Building Societies Staff College) (Formerly listed under General)

GV II*

Country house and outbuildings, now a staff college. Early C18 greatly enlarged and altered in 1898 - 1901 by W Wood Bethell for Richard Benyon Croft. Bought by Westminster BAnk 1950, and Building Societies Association 1971. E wall of 3-storeys brick house of c1715 exposed only in interior courtyard (top floor c1800). 3-windows wide with flat arches and aprons to windows with moulded floor bands. Encased and extended as an irregular 3-storeys Jacobean style mansion, roughcast with stone dressings and mullioned and transomed windows and bays. Steep red tile roofs behind parapet. Projecting double height hall-range on N with long-gallery over. The E entrance front has a 3-storeyed central porch, and is of 8-bays. The W garden front has 3-bays of 3-storeys, and the hall-wing to the left of 2-storeys, 2-bays wide, projecting 5-bays forward. The courtyard facade is of 15 bays and 2-storeys. The courtyard entrance is by a round arch with an ogee hood mould, flanked by twin 2-storey towers with pyramid roofs. Single-storey cottages built on to retaining wall and square towers stand at the angles. Exit from court by archway under clock tower with refaced C18 one and a half storeys Old Coach House attached. Circa 1965 bedroom wing in outer yard (car park) not of special interest. Splendid contemporary interiors in Arts and Crafts style with plasterwork by L A Turner, stained glass by Morris and Co. in Library, oak panelling and beamed ceilings, carved stone chimney pieces, and walnut panelling of lounge inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Fine C18 staircase retained. 2 carved Venetian stone wellheads, one by service door and one to N of main door. (Pevsner (1977) 382: RCHM Typescript: papers at house).

Listing NGR: TL3715015620

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
356050
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 382
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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