THEOBALDS PARK COLLEGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1348341
Date first listed:
11-Jun-1954
Date of most recent amendment:
08-Nov-1983
Statutory Address:
THEOBALDS PARK COLLEGE, BULLS CROSS RIDE

Map

Ordnance survey map of THEOBALDS PARK COLLEGE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1348341 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 15-Oct-2019 at 04:30:48.

Location

Statutory Address:
THEOBALDS PARK COLLEGE, BULLS CROSS RIDE

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
Broxbourne (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 34492 00724

Details

1. 5251 CHESHUNT BULLS CROSS RIDE (north east side) Waltham Cross Theobalds Park College (formerly listed as Middlesex County Council Secondary School TL 30SW : 4/41 11.6.54 (Formerly Theobalds Park Hotel)

II*

2. 1763 for George Prescott, extended N and S by the Meux family in early and late C19. Red brick, Portland stone dressings, slate roofs. 3 storeys. 5-window W entrance front with slightly projecting pedimented centre having balustraded 1-storey portico and 1st floor Venetian windows. Modillioned cornice, parapet. Forward-curving 1 storey colonades to small outer wings with brick modillioned cornices and pediments facing courtyard. E garden elevation with full height canted window bay and Gd floor and 1st floor flanking Venetian windows. Balustraded parapet and bracketed cornice continuous with N and S, 4-window, early C19 additions, which have large Gd floor Venetian windows with paired Greek Ionic columns. Further 4-window late C19 extensions on N with similar details; S end has 5-stage French Renaissance style square tower with banded stone courses, 4th and 5th floors with applied pilasters and shell headed windows. Terracotta frieze and stone balustrading.

Interior has good entrance hall on W side, divided by Venetian screens with Adam style detail. Grotesque painted central ceiling, semicircular staircase on N. E centre room with very gocd, reused, early-C17 arcaded panelling with Corinthian half columns, foliate ornament and figured console brackets. N room on E front has rich early-C19 deep coffered-octagonal plan ceiling. (Pevrsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL3449200724

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
157263
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 01 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/10517/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].