Date Listed: 13 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 157391
OS Grid Reference: TL3557505783
OS Grid Coordinates: 535575, 205783
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7344, -0.0381
Location: Church Lane, Hertfordshire EN10 6JT
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5251 HODDESDON Wormley
TL 30NE 3/21 13.4.61 (Formerly listed under Wormley)
1767-9 and 1781-2 by Robert Mylne for Sir Abraham Hume, a
rebuilding of a 1734 house. Interior decoration 1777-9 by Robert
Adam. Brown brick exterior with gauged red brick window lintels.
Stone portico and steps. Stucco basement and dressings. Two and
a half storeys over basement. 1st floor and attic cornice bands.
2:3:2 window facade. Recessed sashes. Slightly recessed centre
with giant, Ionic, tetrastyle pedimented portico. Garden
elevation has full-height, central, canted bay window. Interior
has 3 rooms by Adam: entrance hall with Roman Doric attached.
columns and aedicules; drawing room with painted roundels by
Angelica Kauffman; and staircase with oval dome, 1st floor
gallery and raised stucco panels to walls. Service courtyard on
W entered through clock tower arch: square plan, tunnel-vaulted,
the 1st floor with slightly projecting pedimented clock and
window panels. Octagonal bell turret with ogee leaded cupola on
square weatherboarded base. (Country Life 30.1.15; Pevsner
Listing NGR: TL3555505791
Source: English Heritage
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