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Dacorum (District Authority)
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TL 04772 01403


CHIPPERFIELD THE COMMON TL 0401 (East side) The Manor House 12/71 (formerly listed as Chipperfield 22.10.52 Manor House with railings and gatepiers) GV II*

Country house. Late medieval hall house, probably early C16 (possibly rebuilt for Thomas Gulston, clerk, before 1591. Mundy(1963)xiii), altered and fronted in brick for John Marriott 1714-16 (agreement with Cock of Watford, bricklayer, HRO no.20251: '1716' on cistern), symmetrical N and S wings added 1911-12 for Samuel Blackwell to the older 7 window front. Red brick with hipped old red tile roofs behind parapets. A late medieval open hall of 2 bays with 2 crosswings flush on ground floor with hall, gabled C17 stair wing and other C17 rear additions of 6 gables refaced c.1912. 2 storeys, 11 windows long W front has panelled parapet, eaves band, string course and flush box sash windows with flat gauged arches and 6/6 panes (dwg with contract of 1714 shows mullioned windows and no panels in parapet). Central doorway with broad 8-panel raised and fielded door with flat hood on shaped brackets with fluted pilasters and full entablature with swelled frieze. 2 windows wide projecting end wings c.1912 in matching style but with brick cornice over 1st floor windows. Conjoined diagonal shafts to rear wall chimney of RH part. Moulded caps to end chimneys to central part. Interior has evidence of late medieval 2-bays open hall with crown-post roof with plain post and 4-way bracing. S crosswing with heavy plain joists and jetty. N wing largely gutted. Ovolo moulded beam of inserted floor and 4-centred hall fireplace to chimney with diagonal shafts.Large curved braces to floor beam. Present stair c.1714. Panelling with painted coats of arms of Kettell family moved here in 1852 when Robert Blackwell demolished the former Manor House in Kings Langley High Street and trans- ferred it and the name to this house previously a farm known as Pingels- gate. Panelled rooms and wall painting. (Pevsner (1977) 128:RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0477201403


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Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 128


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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Date: 13 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/01897/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Tony Briselden. Source Historic England Archive
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