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Hill House, Barley

Description: Hill House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162520

OS Grid Reference: TL3992339021
OS Grid Coordinates: 539923, 239021
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0320, 0.0383

Location: Baker's Lane, Barley, Hertfordshire SG8 8HJ

Locality: Barley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG8 8HJ

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Listing Text

TL 33 NE (East side)
3/66 Hill House


Large house. 1907 by E. Wood and J.H. Sellers. Thin red bricks with Bath
stone and marble dressings. Asphalted reinforced concrete roof. Axial
rectangular block with service wing to form an L on plan. Edwardian
Free Style. 2 storeys. Entrance elevation has central 3 window range
slightly recessed with service wing extending forward to left. Plinth.
Steps curved out to central entrance, bead mouldings on door with lower
fielded panel, upper traceried glazing, circular leaded panes, flanking
margin lights with panels below, reveal with marble jambs and soffit.
Outer stone architrave with lintel slightly bowed out and dentilled with
date 1907, flanking 3 light flush moulded frame leaded light casements.
3 closely spaced similar windows on first floor. Pierced stone blocked
and coped parapet slightly stepped down to centre. Projecting section to
right has a plain wall with a 2 light casement on first floor. Recessed
brick dentillation below plain stone coped parapet stepping down between
corner blocks. All return angles have triple rebates centrally hollow
moulded. Section to left has similar detailing. 2 cross axial stone
coped stacks flank centre block. Right return has a step back towards
garden, towards front ground floor mullion and transom casements of 10
lights flanked by cross casements, first floor 3 lights in outer bays,
to right towards garden 1:3:1 lights, transomed on ground floor. Parapet
as to front right. Garden elevation has centre slightly recessed with
slightly higher plain coped parapet. Central entrance, plank and muntin
door recessed with stone architrave, projecting stone hood tapers to
lower dentillation. Above a tall leaded casement with moulded stone
panels below and above with date and crenellations, all recessed. Tall 2
light casements flank entrance. To left 2 bays with ground floor cross
and first floor 2 light casements, to right ground floor 14 light
transomed casement, first floor 5 lights. Recessed dentillation below
coping on parapet to outer sections. Stacks at rear angles of main
block. Right return from garden has a full height shallow bow set back
towards garden with an extruded stack, rebated corners, flanking single
light casements, towards front a ground floor 10 light transomed
casement. Dentillations below coping to parapet stepping down between
corner blocks. Interior: groin vaulted vestibule and full height central
hall with a segmental balcony with turned balusters. Simple classical
mouldings and fireplaces. Service wing extending forward to front left,
originally 1 storey raised to 2. 2 bays to inner elevation, that nearer
house has a double set back with a large round headed doorway to service
yard, oculus above, 3 light casements to left. Plain front wall with a
single 2 light casement. Outer elevation has 3 and 4 light casements, to
rear of service yard a I storey section with a segmental headed door, a
second door to rear of this. Formerly known as Dalny Veed, Russian for
'pleasant view'. (Architectural Review: Recent English Domestic
Architecture 1911, vol.4, p.101-4, E. Wood and J.H. Sellers, Partnership
in Style, Manchester City Art Gallery Catalogue, 1975: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL3992339021

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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