MOOR PLACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1289132
Date first listed:
22-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
MOOR PLACE, KETTLE GREEN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MOOR PLACE, KETTLE GREEN ROAD

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Much Hadham
National Grid Reference:
TL 42153 18918

Details

TL 4218 MUCH HADHAM KETTLE GREEN ROAD (north side) Kettle Green

14/21 Moor Place

22.2.67

- I

Country house. Built 1775-9 by Robert Mitchell for James Brebner Gordon. The estate was held by the More family in the C15 and a large Elizabethan house was built E of present one by the Dalton family in late C16. Moore Place is a substantial, square, red brick house with stone dressings and hipped tile roof. 2 storeys with attics over a basement. A stone balustraded parapet is carried round the whole building with bracketed cornice below. The E and W fronts are 5 windows with Ground and 1st floor 6/6 sash windows. The E Ground floor windows have stone surrounds; those of the W front are in shallow recessed arches with stone dressings. This is the entrance front with central, Adam style door beneath rectangular fan with radiating glazing bars, and flanked by narrow side lights with small half pilasters. In the arched recess above the door is the Gordon coat of arms dated 1779. The basement is more prominent on the E garden front where the central door has stone surround and rectangular fan with elegant oval motif. The door is approached by quadrant steps with vase patterned wrought iron railings. Large S extension in Georgian revival by Ernest Newton, 1909, of 2 storeys. Red brick, green slate roof, prominent wooden modillion eaves cornice: Ground and 1st floor 6/6 sash windows with folding louvred shutters. 8 window, E elevation has 1st floor, plastered, canted, window bay on S, a central door with deep, bracketed hood, and a 4 bay corner loggia with brick piers and dentil cornice. There is a 3 bay, open arch loggia on the S side and the L shaped W elevation has Ground floor recessed arches imitating those of the main house. On the N side of the house is a plain, single storey service wing by R Norman Shaw, 1888. Excellent Adam style interior. Central, flagged staircase hall, top lit by dome and with 3 flights leading to 1st floor landing with Ionic column screens in segmental arches on E and N sides, and blank pilaster screens on other walls. Wrought iron, vase patterned balustrading with anthemion and swag motifs. Rich cornicing, door surrounds and marble fireplaces to all principal rooms. Early C19 bookcases in library. (Pevsner (1977) 277; RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4215318918

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
397836
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 277

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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