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Corneybury, Wyddial

Description: Corneybury

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 160364

OS Grid Reference: TL3581130706
OS Grid Coordinates: 535811, 230706
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9583, -0.0249

Location: Ermine Street, Wyddial, Hertfordshire SG9 9RS

Locality: Wyddial
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9RS

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Listing Text

(East side)

1/143 Corneybury


Manor house. Probably late C16 in origin, early C17 N front with wings
remodelled 1681 for Charles Crouch ('1681 CC' on rainwater heads), W
front remodelled in C18, and house renovated for William Butt in early
C19 (V & A Wallpaper Bk for 1826-29 has paper for Drawing Rm). Red brick
of differing periods with steep old red tile roofs. An irregular house
lying E-W with E shaped symmetrical formal N front of projecting porch
and flanking wings. 2 storeys and attics with lower part at SE. N front
has gables to projecting wings and central feature with moulded brick
gable parapets, oval attic windows in square frames, 3-light mullioned
and transomed windows. Leaded glazing with iron opening lights. Late C17
central Ionic porch with pediment and 6-panel door. Pedimented brick
aedicule (restored) above with statue of Juno. The front of the NW
gabled wing has been re-erected fronting a short extension to that wing
(prob in 1681) with a large chimney backing onto the window openings.
Parapeted and gabled contemporary W end altered in C18 by addition of a
2-storeys segmental brick bay window with segmental arched windows and
insertion of sash windows, deeper on Gd floor, but side windows there
altered to triple sashes in early C19. S front has 3 + 1 sash windows on
each floor with 6/6 panes, and round headed windows to low SE part
probably a former conservatory. (RCHM (1911) 245: VCH (1914), 114,
116-117: Pevsner (1977) 142: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3581130706

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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