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Description: Cheshunt Great House (Remains)
Date Listed: 11 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 157317
OS Grid Reference: TL3453002720
OS Grid Coordinates: 534530, 202720
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7071, -0.0544
TL 3402 : 11/43 11.6.54
C15 house, burnt 1965, at which time it consisted of one wing of
a courtyard house, containing a hall (formerly longer) with C15
timber roof with wind-braces and an early C18 staircase.
Exterior was cased in brick, 1762-72, and alterations made after
1806 when a Gothick entrance facade was added to S end of hall.
Cellar and portions of W wall remain. Red brick with modern
coping. 3 rooms each with marble flooring, that on N with some
patterned terracotta tiling, S room (undercroft to hall) has
black and white marble floor and remains of 5 stone and cemented-
brick octagonal columns with moulded bases and capitals. Remains
of attached octagonal staircase tower on SW angle. Some C15 roof
wind braces fixed to walls. Stone base of 1806 entrance
porch on S side. (Pevsner (1977) ).
Listing NGR: TL3453002720
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Source: English Heritage
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