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West Terrace Walls,steps and Seat at Briggens House Hotel 20 Metres South of House, Hunsdon

Description: West Terrace Walls,steps and Seat at Briggens House Hotel 20 Metres South of House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159964

OS Grid Reference: TL4136611164
OS Grid Coordinates: 541366, 211164
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7813, 0.0479

Location: Hunsdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8LD

Locality: Hunsdon
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG12 8LD

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Listing Text

(south side)

2/27 West Terrace walls,
steps and seat at
- Briggens House Hotel
20 metres S of house


Terrace walls and steps. Circa 1908 for H C Gibbs. Plum brick
with rcessed joints in walls, deeply chamfered stone copings,
stone and moulded stucco seat, York stone paving. Formal lower
terrace to S of house, 80 metres long with seat in recess at .W
end at upper level. 2 flights of 7 semicircular brick steps
project southward, 1 near each end, flanked by low square brick
piers with stone capping set in the long brick retaining wall
with similar capping. Seat modelled in Florentine style with
circular central achievement in the back with motto 'Tenax
roposite'. Possibly part of the same terraced design with the
Portland stone upper terrace and tank attached to the house. An
impressive architectural feature, essential to the setting of the

Listing NGR: TL4136611164

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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