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Ruins of Langley Palace in the Garden of No 80 (York Ridge), Kings Langley

Description: Ruins of Langley Palace in the Garden of No 80 (York Ridge)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 157688

OS Grid Reference: TL0665602563
OS Grid Coordinates: 506656, 202563
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7117, -0.4577

Location: Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 9HH

Locality: Kings Langley
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD4 9HH

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Listing Text

TL 00 SE (South side)

7/157 Ruins of Langley Palace
22.10.52 in the garden of No. 80
(York Ridge)


Ruined walls and fragments of stonework. C16 or earlier. Uncoursed
knapped flint walls with red brick angle, plinth offset and internal
arched recesses. Limestone dressed stonework from arches and mullioned
windows set into later walling attached to old walls. The ruins
represent the NW corner of a flint walled building and stand to about
4M. The walls are about 600mm thick and have signs of internal plaster.
They extend about 4M to S and 2M to E from corner where a lower wall
with stonework fragments is attached, pierced by a stone archway of
fragments. A royal palace existed here as early as 1299. Edmund of
Langley; Duke of York, 5th son of Edward III, was born here in 1341. It
remained a palace until the mid C15 and was given to the Duchess of York
in 1469. It probably ceased to be used from after this. The upstanding
ruins possibly formed part of the house built after the crown lease to
Sir Charles Morrisson in 1580 and before 1591. It lasted until at least
the late C17 and was the home of Lady Capel after her husband was
executed by Oliver Cromwell. (RCHM(1911)135 no.3).

Listing NGR: TL0665602563

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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