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The Gardens House and Three Walled Gardens,including Octagonal Green House, Hatfield

Description: The Gardens House and Three Walled Gardens,including Octagonal Green House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158440

OS Grid Reference: TL2095713154
OS Grid Coordinates: 520957, 213154
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8040, -0.2471

Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG

Locality: Hatfield
Local Authority: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL8 7XG

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/177 'The Gardens':
House and three walled
gardens, including
octagonal green house


House and adjoining walled gardens. Mid-late C18. Probably by
James Paine for Sir Mathew Lamb. Red brick. House has slate
roof with central chimney stack. 2 storeys with 3-sided E end.
Recessed sash windows with gauged brick heads and 1st floor brick
sill band. Flush panel double doors on N. Garden walls are 3-4
metres high and attached to W side of house. Shallow pyramid
coping. 2 long rectangular gardens on E. Roughly square-plan
garden on N with outbuildings attached to canted N walls.
Segmental-headed double gate on W side flanked by large heraldic
panel fragments with lion and dragon. In centre of N garden is
an octagonal greenhouse of early C19. Red brick piers and lower
walls. Cast iron roof structure and wooden glazing bars.
Moulded wood cornice with dentil course to square vestibule on S
side. Each face has 3 6-pane windows, the centre one a side-hung

Listing NGR: TL2095713154

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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