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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: 1347575



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Apr-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 161415

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1. BANCROFT 5255 (West Side) TL 1829 SE 4/14 13.4.51 II* GV 2. (The Manor Rouse Galleries' of Messrs Phillips). Fine house of circa 1700, In two sections, which abut yet are distinct. Both sections show careful restoration. (? the Southern section may be a later continuation of the design of the main, Northern, facade). 2 storeys in red brick, with moulded brick modillioned cornice below a plain parapet, which partly masks the steep tiled roof (two leaded dormers in the Northern section). 9 windows with curved heads, all in broad almost flush frames: those in ground floor have projecting brick keystones, running up into the string at first floor level; those in upper floor have plain brick aprons. Northern section (symmetrical 5 window facade) has a magnificent carved wooden porch, so tall and so splendid that it may well have been brought from some more imposing facade (possibly of late C17 rather than later). Fluted Corinthian columns and pilasters, carved modillions, carved end rounded head enclosing a carved cartouche; the whole backed by rusticated woodwork, in which a round-headed recess contains the door of eight fielded panels (the lower half divided by diagonals into four triangular panels) beneath a carved semi-circular fanlight. Elliptically arched carriageway on left.

Nos 21 to 28 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1851629426

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National Grid Reference: TL 18518 29417


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