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Langleybury House (The Mansion and Flats 1 to 6 Inclusive), Abbots Langley

Description: Langleybury House (The Mansion and Flats 1 to 6 Inclusive)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 158699

OS Grid Reference: TL0775700200
OS Grid Coordinates: 507757, 200200
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6902, -0.4425

Location: Langleybury Lane, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 8RW

Locality: Abbots Langley
Local Authority: Three Rivers District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD4 8RW

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Listing Text

King's Langley

3/53 Langleybury House
1.9.53 (The Mansion and
Flats 1-6 inclusive)
(formerly listed as


Country house and service block, now school and flats. 1725-8, dates on
rainwater heads, for Sir R. Raymond, Lord Chief Justice, 1725. Altered
and remodelled for W.J. Loyd, c.1860-70. Extended for E.H. Loyd, c.1890.
Red brick with stone and stucco dressings. Slate roofs. 7 bay square
triple pile 3 storey house with a late C19 link replacing original
passage to 7 bay 2 storey service block. Tall flush frame glazing bar
sashes with segmental arched, key blocked heads, stone sills, top storey
has smaller sashes without key blocks. Stucco quoins. Stone cornice to
C19 balustraded parapet with urns. Ground floor central C19 closed
porch, pedimented Corinthian doorcase, flanking and return sashes as on
main block. Stone quoins. Cornice, blocking course. 2 cross axial stacks
flank central bays. Right return to garden: no glazing bars except on
top storey, no key blocks, ground floor central C19 ashlar canted bay
with applied Doric order. Plinth. Rendered plat bands. To rear, original
entrance front, 2:3:2 with centre bays slightly projecting. Ground floor
central C19 rectangular ashlar bay with applied Doric order. First and
second floor left dummy windows. To right an extra C19 bay, set further
back, following C18 model and re-using the early C18 doorcase, Doric
with half columns, Raymond's initials and coronet in metopes, paterae in
mutule blocked soffit to cornice. To left of main block and replacing
the earlier covered passage is a 2 storey late C19 canted link block, 3
bays of sashes as on main block, string course between storeys, cornice
to balustraded parapet. Further forward and to left is early C18 service
block 1:5:1 with projecting end bays. Central entrance: 8 fielded
panelled double door, architrave in narrow panel surround, carved
brackets to hood with cornice and fielded panelled soffit. Flush frame
thick glazing bar sashes with segmental heads, taller and with key
blocks on ground floor. First floor central window has a plain raised
brick surround, moulded sill and apron panel. Plat band to stone coped
parapet with raised piers on outer bays, ramped up twice to centre with
small open balustrade in raised panel. Late C19 mansard attic with
dormers. 2 cross axial stacks flanking centre bay. End stacks. Empty
timber bell- turret on ridge. 2 bay returns with pilaster strips. To
right blind openings with a first floor sash, rendered to left. To rear
parapet ramped up to centre as at front. Left return of main block
behind service block has recessed centre with 2 large C19 sashes in
original openings to staircase. Late C19 3, 2 and 1 storey blocks and
outshuts added to rear in angle of main and service blocks. Interior:
early C18 chimneypiece reset in late C19 entrance hall. Dog leg stair in
an open well with bulbous balusters and broad moulded handrail,
bolection panelling. C18 secondary stair with turned balusters, moulded
handrail, some original dados and box cornices on first floor. Late C19
neo-Carolean plasterwork under staircase copied from The King's Lodge,
Bridge Road (q.v.), Zodiac ceiling in Library. Attached to left front
and rear and right front are walls of 2m to 3m in height, that to rear
left has moulded stone caps to piers. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL0775700200

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Source: English Heritage

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