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Broadfield Hall Stables, Cottered

Description: Broadfield Hall Stables

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159844

OS Grid Reference: TL3244931005
OS Grid Coordinates: 532449, 231005
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9618, -0.0737

Location: Cottered, Hertfordshire SG9 9RD

Locality: Cottered
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9RD

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Listing Text

(east side)

1/1 Broadfield Hall Stables



Stable block. Circa 1691 probably to designs by Nicholas
Hawksmoor (1661-1736) for James Forrester (d.1696), cupola
removed in C19. Red and grey brick 2 storeyed stable block, the
roof tiled and with one large hip and 2 small ones at the rear.
The front has a parapet, returned on the W. side, and the centre
breaks forward slightly under a small pedimented gable and
contains the central archway and a clock in the gable, there are
rusticated quoins to the angles and the centre has chequer
brickwork. The ground floor windows at each end of the front
have a circular recess above, both enclosed within an arched
recess. The building contains 3 loose boxes in the W part and a
harness room and staircase to the upper floor in the centre (the
E part has been converted to a large garagespace). Theloose
boxes, harness room and staircase have original wood door of 8
panels, double doors to the harness room. This building has
greater architectural quality than is usual for a stable building
of this size, and was complementary to the earlier house,
completed c1690 now destroyed and replaced by a 1930s
building.The stable block appears to have resulted from the
partial rebuilding of older buildings and the addition of a
formal 2-storeys facade on the S front and W end. (Colvin (1978)
402: Kerry Downes Hawksmoor (1969) 27: Hine RL Relics of an
Uncommon Attorney (1951) Ch 1).

Listing NGR: TL3244931005

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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