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Homewood, Knebworth

Description: Homewood

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 May 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 162123

OS Grid Reference: TL2386519842
OS Grid Coordinates: 523865, 219842
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8634, -0.2026

Location: Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PP

Locality: Knebworth
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG3 6PP

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Listing Text

PARK LANE (south side)
TL 21 NW KNEBWORTH Old llnebvorth

7/164 Homewood


- II*

House. 1900 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for the Dowager, Countess of
Lytton. Vernacular and Georgian revival styles. Ground floor in
whitewashed brick, upper floor weatherboarded. Plain tile roof
with red brick chimney stacks. Wood mullioned and transomed
windows with leaded lights. Entrance front has 3 gable ends,
each with a cross window. Central tunnel arch to doorways with a
segmental pediment and rusticated side piers. Suspended flat
arch between the imposts. Sinqle storey end-pavilions repeat the
rusticated piers and have small leaded lights. Garden elevation
has a recessed centre with an applied loggia of 4 Ionic
pilasters, above which is a deep eaves with mutules and panels.
The ground floor has arched and mullioned french windows and the
1st floor 5 2-light windows. Wrapped around beneath the central
eaves are single storey side wings with rusticated piers and
angle dressings. Their inner parts are open loggias. The
service side on E has a central 1-window turret with a 2-light
attic window, the ground floor with a pent ice roof. Interior of
house has fireplace surrounds and cornices in an early C18 style
(Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2386519842

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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