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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: 1346960



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Hertsmere

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Shenley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 164339

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3/284 Salisbury Hall 25.2.52


Country House. 1668-79 with C20 extensions replacing earlier service wings. For Sir Jeremiah Snow. Red brick. Stone dressings. Tiled roof. Planned as 9 bay symmetrical rectangular house; only 5 bays built, entrance and 4 bays to right. 2 storeys and attic. Projecting 2 storey porch: stone entrance arch with pilasters, keyed arch, panels in spandrels to cornice, broken pediment with arms of Snow in cartouche. Inside porch: paired recesses with benches. Ceiled roof. C17 stained glass over door. First floor window in porch: 2 light casement with glazing bars and transom below top lights, rubbed brick flat arched head. Porch left return has timber lintel over recess and ragged brickwork where building linked to Tudor service wing. Right return: 2 lower recesses over plinth, that to left with a timber lintel and a lower arched head, 4 centred head to right. 4 bays to right: windows as in porch. Plinth. Continuous plat band. Deep boxed eaves. Hip to porch. 5 hipped dormers with leaded lights and moulded cornices. Right return has 2 large external stacks with tall capped shafts in diagonally set groups, 4 to front, 3 to rear. Tall casements between stacks, windows towards front are blocked. Rear: similar triple shafted stack to rear of main range to right. Double depth to 3 bays to left, twin gables to rear with staircase gable at right angles on right return. Similar fenestration, irregular because of stairs. Cambered heads to 2 attic windows. Continuous plat band. 3 light dormer to right. 3 bay extension to left of entrance replaces service wing. 1 storey and attic. Similar windows and dormers. Triple shafted stack attached to cement rendered left gable wall of C17 range. Interior: C17 screen with 2 arched openings to Hall. C17 oak panelling below a series of good mid C16 Renaissance stone medallions with profile busts of Roman emperors carved in low relief, brought from Sopwell Priory or Lee Hall. C17 parlour chimneypiece, fruit and flower ornament carved in relief. Dog-leg stair from rear of hall has square newels with carved heads and drops, barley sugar balusters, moulded handrail. Upper floors: some panelling and chimneypieces with C17 ornament painted on timber. The De Havilland Mosquito was designed at Salisbury Hall. The house is completely surrounded by a moat. (RCHM Typescript: C.L. 22 + 29/10/59)

Listing NGR: TL1956102844

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 22 October, (1959)
'Country Life' in 29 October, (1959)

National Grid Reference: TL 19535 02827


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