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Description: Broxbournebury School
Date Listed: 7 September 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 157379
OS Grid Reference: TL3536907179
OS Grid Coordinates: 535369, 207179
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7470, -0.0405
5251 HODDESDON BAAS HILL
TL 30NE 3/9 7.9.70 (Formerly listed as Broxbourne
Bury under Broxbourne)
1878 remodelling by Sir Ernest George for Horace Smith-Bosenquet
of a late C16 courtyard house, probably built for Henry Cokke,
Sheriff of the County, this house itself remodelled in late C18.
Red brick, stone dressings, mainly modern red tile roofs.
Elizabethan style. 2 storeys and attics, cellar on W. E and S
elevations entirely Victorian; the E side is 7 windows, square
parapeted porch with octagonal turrets and ribbed vault, slightly
projecting, crow-stepped gable ends, crenellated parapet; the S
elevation is longer with 5 windows: 4-storey square tower on W
corner, 3 crow-stepped gables, the end ones over 2-storey canted
window bays, larger ground floor central bay, all window bays
with pierced stone parapets. Mullioned and transomed casements.
Tall mullioned chimney stacks. W elevation mostly C16. 3 crow-
stepped gables on S. Square hipped-roof bay on N centre, a
C17/18 addition with modillion cornice. N elevation has C16
stair turret and partly C16 external chimney stack. C18
converted stable of 3 arched bays attached on W. Internal
courtyard walls with C16 brickwork on all sides. Good
Elizabethan style interiors on S Ground floor, including hall
with lozenge-panelled ceiling and deep plaster frieze. 1st floor
with some late C18 doorcases and details. W 1st floor centre
room has C16 4-centre arch fireplace; C17 safe door in nearby N
corridor. Substantial C16/17 cellar. E entrance courtyard has
pierced, cemented brick wall and wrought iron gates. (RCHM
Listing NGR: TL3536907179
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Source: English Heritage
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