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The Manor House, Chipperfield

Description: The Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 157598

OS Grid Reference: TL0477201403
OS Grid Coordinates: 504772, 201403
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7016, -0.4853

Location: The Common, Chipperfield, Hertfordshire WD4 9BN

Locality: Chipperfield
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD4 9BN

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There is also a scheduled monument, One of Two Barrows on Chipperfield Common, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Explore more of the area around Chipperfield, Hertfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

TL 0401 (East side)

The Manor House
12/71 (formerly listed as Chipperfield
22.10.52 Manor House with railings and gatepiers)


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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Source: English Heritage

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