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Youngbury and Garden Wall Attached on North, Thundridge

Description: Youngbury and Garden Wall Attached on North

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 161145

OS Grid Reference: TL3689517896
OS Grid Coordinates: 536895, 217896
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8429, -0.0142

Location: Thundridge, Hertfordshire SG11 1BP

Locality: Thundridge
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG11 1BP

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Listing Text

High Cross
(south side)

4/16 & 9/16 Youngbury and garden wall attached on
(Formerly listed with stable block
24.1.67 an Youngsbury near Madesmill)


Country house and garden walls . 'DP 1745' carved on stone
string on E side. For David Poole. Improved and enlarged after
1769 for David Barclay with park landscaped by 'Capability' Brown.
Early C19 terrace and N service extension. Top floor removed,
porticoed entrance built on W and internal alterations c1950.
Roof balustrade with urns some years later. Plum red brick with
scattered vitrified grey headers, and slate roof behind
balustraded parapet. Built as a pedimented Palladian villa of 3
storeys, 3 windows wide, facing S with a columned porch. 5
windows to side elevations. Now reduced to 2 storeys. Central
window on 1st floor of S front set in a wide round arched recess.
Recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes and gauged flat arches.
Stucco floor band. French window in place of door and moulded
red brick surrounds added to window on each side of door
matching single-storey pilastered extension on W side
incorporating 4-column Doric W porch with panelled entrance door
and fanlight. 5 window E front has recessed sash windows under
flat arches and central glazed door. Straight joint shows extent
of original villa. Lower 2-storeys, c19,block to right linking
to C18 2-storeys old brewhouse range. 6-sided tall louvred. game
larder in link to brewhouse range. At SW a curved red brick
retaining wall extending to red brick piers with wrought iron
gates. Interior has Ionic fluted columns in hall, oval toplight
to stair with Regency style ironwork and cornices. Stair from a
wing of Chiswick House, installed c1950. C18 red brick extensive
walled gardens but Cl9 Hitch bricks used at NW next to Home Farm.

Listing NGR: TL3689517896

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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