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Morton House, Hatfield

Description: Morton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158369

OS Grid Reference: TL2345008540
OS Grid Coordinates: 523450, 208540
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7619, -0.2126

Location: Fore Street, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5AN

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

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Listing Text

TL 2308 HATFIELD Old Hatfield
15/106 (south side)

- No 3 (Morton House)


Early-mid C18, (formerly known as Nos 3 and 3A). Improved for
Mr F W Speaight by A Winter Rose C1911. Timber frame construc-
tion, rear range possibly earlier. Red brick front of 7 flush
sash windows with thick glazing bars in moulded frames, 3 on
slightly recessed right hand portion. Parapet and 4 box dormers.
2 storeys and attics. Gauged brick windows lintels. 2 stuccoed
floor bands. Left hand portion has good central doorcase,
probably replacement: added reveals and lushly carved scrolled
brackets carrying flat hood. Adam style fanlight. Flush panel
door. Right hand portion has tall door surround with half
glazed door, probably C1911. Basement windows with C18 wrought
iron grills. Interior has large staircase hall on left ground
floor, the staircase probably taken from elsewhere. Exposed
timber frame to walls. Front right room with bolection-moulded
fireplace surround and an overmantel with a segmental pediment
carried on winged cupids (Mervyn Macartney, Recent English
Domestic Architecture, Vol 5 (C1913)).

Listing NGR: TL2345008540

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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