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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1289499



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Much Hadham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 396965

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TL 4219 MUCH HADHAM HIGH STREET (east side) Much Hadham village

13/1 The Lordship


- II*

Manor house. Circa 1740-45 red brick with C16 and early C17 old house at rear. In large grounds with medieval rectangular homestead moat to the E and a large stable block at right angles to the NW. The main block is a 2 storey, parapeted rectangle with hipped, old tile roof. Prominent, wooden, modillion eaves cornice to 3 sides, forming pediment on slightly projecting, 3 window centre of 9 window W front. Triple arch Tuscan porch with glazed fans and half-glazed side doors. Fielded, 6-panel door. Rubbed brick window lintels and C19 casements to both floors. Recessed panels between floors. Semicircular attic light with glazing bars. S elevation with end pilasters and brick surrounds to Ground floor windows. Early C17, gabled, two and a half storey continuation to E has attic window with Tudor hood mould. Rear elevation comprises 2 projecting double-gabled wings, that on S C16 red brick, two and a half storeys with 3-light Ground and 1st floor leaded casements. Return elevation to N has deep, dentil and modillion wood cornice which continues higher up on rear of main block. Near junction is double Tudor chimneystack. N wing is early C19. Big Ground floor canted bay; 1st floor canted oriel. 1912 wing on SE by Sir Reginald Blomfield. Red brick and tiles, hipped roof with 3 hipped, 3-light, casement dormers on E. Ground floor 3- and 5-light casements. C16 red brick wall on N and S.

Interior has c.1740-45 staircase in rectangular hall on N, and contemporary coved cornice to most Ground floor rooms. At rear centre is a re-set, mid C17, oak staircase with large balusters and strapwork panels. Early C17, chamfer-stopped beams in N rear projection Ground floor. Re-used oak panelling in room above, which also has early C18 bolection moulded fireplace. The house belonged to William Morris, but his interior decoration has not survived. (Pevsner (1977) 255-6).

Listing NGR: TL4289019866

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 255-6

National Grid Reference: TL 42890 19866


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