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Hunton Park, Abbots Langley

Description: Hunton Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 158712

OS Grid Reference: TL0892200525
OS Grid Coordinates: 508922, 200525
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6929, -0.4255

Location: Essex Lane, Kings Langley WD4 8PN

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

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Listing Text

(South side)
Hunton Bridge

3/67 Hunton Park



Country house, now offices. 1909 by Hubbard and Moore for Rev.
H.S. Gladstone. Brown-red brick with lighter red brick, stone and white
painted wood dressings. Hipped tiled roof. Queen Anne Style. 3:3:3
front. 2 storeys and attic. Central bays project slightly with quoins.
Polished marble steps up to fielded panelled double doors to central
entrance, semi-circular fanlight with ironwork, moulded archivolt with
key block, ashlar doorcase with engaged Ionic columns, open segmental
pediment. On first floor over entrance is a gauged brick niche holding
an urn, architrave with flanking pilasters with scrolled bases. Flush
frame glazing bar sashes with gauged brick flat arched heads, stone key
blocks. Moulded plinth, plat band, quoined returns. Eaves cornice with
egg and dart dentils and modillions. Central modillioned pediment with
an oval light in a plaster cartouche with festoons. 6 sashed hipped
dormers, multiple stacks with stone cornices. Set back slightly are 1
storey link blocks to wings, billiard room and conservatory to right,
service wing to left, tripartite sashes with Doric columns in antis,
outer oval lights with stone blocked surrounds, modillioned eaves to
balustraded parapets. Conservatory projects slightly with 2 large sashes
with round arched traceried heads, intermediate pilasters, modillioned
pediment above. Right return has 3 similar sashes with intermediate
pilasters and outer oval lights. Garden front. 3:3:3, similar to front.
Ground floor central shallow bow with 3 French windows, 4 Ionic columns
with entablature. Iron balconette above. First floor central full length
window with scroll based pilastered architraves. Sashes to garden have
brackets to small cornices for blind boxes. Decorative rainwater heads
with date and initials. 1 storey links are as to front but windows are
recessed behind small loggias. To far right and at right angles facing
terrace is a gazebo attached to service block by a wall, gauged brick
round arch with an open modillioned pediment on capped pilaster strips,
apsidal interior with panelled seating on turned legs, cornice. Service
block to front left projects forward at right angles. Elevation away
from house has an entrance in an arched recess, partial modillioned
eaves to a balustraded parapet, dormers, hipped roof, stone corniced
stacks. Interior: Doric entrance hall, groin vaulted corridors,
plasterwork ceilings, neo-classical fireplaces, stair with vase
balusters, moulded handrail, central round domical lantern, balustraded
drum. Balustraded walls enclose terraces to garden front and
conservatory return, about lm in height, steps down to far right on
entrance front and to centre to landscaped garden in 2 flights. Hunton
Park was formerly known as Hazelwood House. Late C20 glazed link and C19
service block to far left not of special interest. (Architectural
Review: Recent English Domestic Architecture, 1911,vol. 4, p.13-14).

Listing NGR: TL0892200525

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Source: English Heritage

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