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Northaw Place, Northaw and Cuffley

Description: Northaw Place

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 158493

OS Grid Reference: TL2700002465
OS Grid Coordinates: 527000, 202465
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7066, -0.1634

Location: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 4NF

Locality: Northaw and Cuffley
Local Authority: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: EN6 4NF

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Listing Text

CUFFLEY (west side)

12/229 Northaw Place



House. Formerly residential school. Circa 1690. Said to have
been built for Captain Moncey R.N. Altered early C19, c.1860 and
late C19. Earliest part on E has 5-window N front, refaced
c.1860 in cement. Banded ground floor. Square porch with
detached Roman Doric columns their lower halves bossed.
Balustrading. Slightly projecting centre window bay, the 1st
floor window with pediment. Chamfered quoins. Sash windows with
shallow-moulded surrounds. Extension on right with 3 moulded
relieving arches and similar detailing. Large early and late C19
W additions. At right angles on W end is stable block of late
C17 origin: C19/20 red brick with slate hipped roof. The ridge
has large clock tower: square base with clock faces; dentilled
open pediments; octagonal turret with columns and modillioned
cornice; ogee lead hood; clock mechanism intact. Garden
elevation to early house is red brick c1700. 1st floor band.
Early C19 flush sash windows. Square porch has fluted Greek
Doric columns and pilaster responds. C19 stucco eaves cornice.
W extensions in yellow stock brick with gauged brick lintels.

Interior has very good c1700 staircase hall. Canvas wall and
ceiling paintings in style of Verrio, depicting scenes from
classical mythology. Barley twist balustrading. Hall and ground
floor rooms with contemporary fielded panelling, the NE room and
vestibule with frames for paintings, now removed, set over
bolection-moulded fireplaces. NE 1st floor room with Chinese
style paintings on rails and mutins of panelling, now painted
over. (Pevsner (1977) ).

Listing NGR: TL2700002465

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Source: English Heritage

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