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The Hook House, Northaw and Cuffley

Description: The Hook House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 158501

OS Grid Reference: TL2787501280
OS Grid Coordinates: 527875, 201280
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6957, -0.1512

Location: 42 Firs Wood Close, Cuffley, 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 (north side)

12/237 The Hook House


- II

House. 1839. Asymmetrical Tuscan-style villa showing influence
of Loudon's Encyclopaedia. Painted stucco. Slate roof. 2-3
storeys and attics. S elevation has 3 window broad gable end on
right, the ground floor with banding and recessed central door;
narrow flanking windows. 3 round-headed 1st floor windows with
intermediate blanks. To centre is 4-storey gabled tower with
relieving arch to 1st and 2nd floors; square attic windows
flanked by simple pilasters. 3-window left hand service wing. E
and N elevations have left hand canted ground floor window bays,
the E one in slight gabled projections. Floor band and wide
eaves canopy to whole house. Recessed sash windows. Interior
has large, open-well, early-C18 staircase, said to have come from
Gobions House. Each tread has iron twist, barley twist and
fluted balusters. The sides with acanthus scrolls. Walls have
C18 Flemist tapestries. E ground floor room has Adam style husk
and foliage friezes, and N room has C17-style panelling with
alcove on W flanked by fluted Doric columns (Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2787501280

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Source: English Heritage

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