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Mock Ruin in Garden of Longcroft, Hunsdon

Description: Mock Ruin in Garden of Longcroft

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159992

OS Grid Reference: TL4142313061
OS Grid Coordinates: 541423, 213061
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7983, 0.0495

Location: Hunsdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8PW

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

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Listing Text

(east side)
8/20 Mock Ruin in Garden
of Longcroft

G.V. I

Amend grade to read:- II


(east side)

8/20 Mock Ruin in
Garden of Longcroft


Mock ruin. Circa 1832, probably by C Kemp for Revd Nicolsen
Robert Calvert, as a garden embellishment to his rebuilt Tudor
style rectory of that date which later became Hunsdonbury qv.
Knapped flint with stucco dressings on brick to represent
stonework. Facing N, a convincing mock ruin of the lower part of
the W wall, of a medieval church tower, now partly covered in
creeper. Diagonal corner buttresses with stucco quoins, heavy
moulded plinth course, central 4-centred arched doorway with 2
chamfered orders and dripmould with kings' heads as stops. The
lower part of a window over the door. Door leads into a small
circular vaulted chamber with the walls and vault plastered to
represent ashlar. The chamber is covered by a large semicircular
earth mound now mostly in the garden of The Gate House. A
picturesque Gothic garden building in the form of a mock ruin.
Part of a group with Hunsdonbury and the Gate House.

Listing NGR: TL4142313061

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Source: English Heritage

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