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Kitchen Garden Walls Central Sundial Pillar and 2 Gates at Briggens House Hotel 100 Metres East of H, Hunsdon

Description: Kitchen Garden Walls Central Sundial Pillar and 2 Gates at Briggens House Hotel 100 Metres East of H

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159966

OS Grid Reference: TL4148211186
OS Grid Coordinates: 541482, 211186
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7815, 0.0496

Location: Hunsdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8LB

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

2/29 Kitchen Garden Walls
central Sundial Pillar
- and 2 Gates at Briggens
House Hotel 100 metres
E of house


Kitchen garden walls, sundial and 2 gates. C18 and older red brick
walls of garden, early C18 moulded Portland stone pillar, and 2
wrought iron gates with tall brick piers aria Large moulded stone
caps with ball finials c1908. On sloping ground to the E of the
house, a large rectangular red brick enclosure with straight
sides to N, S and E but a 3-centred curved retaining wall at the
W with central gate and steps down into the garden. A 3 metres
high wall dividing off a narrow enclosure along the S side may
itself be a remaining part of the formal walled garden at
Briggens shown on Drury and Andrews' Map of Hertfordshire in
1766. It has a square pier at its S end some way short of the S
wall of the kitchen garden. The lower part of the W wall is in
C17 brick. The walls are mostly in Flemish bond red brick with
wide joints and courses running down the slope. Wall top
repaired in grey brick. Turned stone pillar like a large
inverted baluster with circular sinking in top, and York stone
base. Arts and Crafts style wrought iron gates on W and S with
scrollwork in top third with parallel vertical bars below.
Probably part of the extensive works at Briggens c1770 by the
Blackmore family. Gates probably for H C Gibbs c1908. -An
historic C18 walled garden. Part of the group of buildings at

Listing NGR: TL4148211186

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Source: English Heritage

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