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Parish Church of St Etherlreda, Hatfield

Description: Parish Church of St Etherlreda

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 158362

OS Grid Reference: TL2350508488
OS Grid Coordinates: 523505, 208488
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7615, -0.2118

Location: Fore Street, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5LP

Locality: Hatfield
Local Authority: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL9 5LP

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Listing Text

(south side)

15/99 Parish Church of St


Church. C13 and C15. Some work of early C17. 1872 rebuilt
exterior by David Brandon. Flint walls with stone dressings.
Ashlar NE chapel. Cruciform plan with N and S chancel chapels,
transepts with western chapels, N and S porches and W tower.
Tower is 4 stages with setback buttresses, a broad W door with
quatrefoil decoration in the spandrels and a 4-light W window.
Windows of nave and chancel are Decorated style. Interior has
aisleless nave with waggon roof. Narrow W arch with deeply
moulded jambs. Panelled chancel roof. NE chancel chapel (The
Salisbury Chapel) by Francis Carter for Willaim, second Earl of
Salisbury, as mortuary chapel for his father. Perpendicular
style windows. 3-bay arcade to chancel with Tuscan columns of
Shap granite. Interior redecorated in 1871 by third Marquess of
Salisbury: mosaic walls with Alabaster arcade of trefoiled
arches. Painted panelled ceiling. W and S wrought iron gates of
early C18 Flemish work. Monument in centre to Robert Cecil,
first Earl of Salisbury d. 1612. Sculptures of Earl and
supporting female figures by Maximilian Colt. Also in chapel C13
floor effigy of knight, and effigy of William Curll by Nicholas
Stone, 1617. C15 SE chancel chapel (The Brocket Chapel) has
large marble standing wall monument to Sir James Read by Michael
Rysbrack, 1765, 1598 wall monument to Sir John Brocket and tomb
of 2nd Viscount Melbourne (d.1848). Tie beam roof with head
stops. C13 arch to SW transept chapel. Good later C19 glass: S
transept window by Burne Jones, 1894; chancel E window and NE
chapel window by Clayton and Bell, c.1870-2. (Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2350508488

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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