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Standon Lordship West, and Standon Lordship East (On West Back of River Rib 1 Kilometre South of Sta, Standon

Description: Standon Lordship West, and Standon Lordship East (On West Back of River Rib 1 Kilometre South of Sta

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 160998

OS Grid Reference: TL3925721444
OS Grid Coordinates: 539257, 221444
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8742, 0.0215

Location: Standon, Hertfordshire SG11 1PR

Locality: Standon
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG11 1PR

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Listing Text

(east side)

1/23 Standon Lordship west, and
Standon Lordship east (on
4.12.51 W back of River Rib 1 km S
of Standon village)
(formerly listed as Standon Lordship
GV Manor House)


Country house, now 2 houses. 1540-46 for Sir Ralph Sadleir
(strapwork stone plaque with '1546' next entrance), fragmentary
remains of Tudor courtyard house extended c1872 by John Thorpe
for 2nd Duke of Wellington, extensively renovated after fire of
1927. Red brick with remains of diaper work and traces of
plastered surrounds of window openings. C19 half-timbering at
rear with diagonal red brick nogging. Old red tiled roofs. The
present building incorporates the W range, gateway arch and other
fragments of an important C16 courtyard house where Queen
Elizabeth spent 3 days in 1561 (EHA Trans. II 1905-7, 89).
Remarkable arrangement of 4 newel staircases in semi-octagonal
turrets flanking the entrance gateway. Lower courses of 2
turrets remain at front, one capped off, one with a bay window,
on right. Wide 4-centred archway of 3 moulded orders with
dripmould, all with remains of plaster facing. The part to the
right of the archway, of 2 storeys and attics, is original with 2
gables having moulded brick copings and the stumps of former
pinnacles, and original chimneys with tall diagonal shafts. To
the left of the archway (Standon Lordship East) a carefully
detailed C19 building has been built in old materials on the old
footings of the west range and NW turret. Mullioned timber
windows in rectangular openings. Stone reset in SE wing with 'RS
1546'. Remains of N, E and S ranges in garden with semi-
underground service rooms to hall in S range blocked up with
hollow chamfered openings. Interior said to have several stone
moulded fireplaces with carved spandrels and 4-centred arched
openings. (Buckler drawing of 1834 in HRO, RCHM (1911) 208, RCHM

Listing NGR: TL3925721444

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Source: English Heritage

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