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Langley End House, Bathgate House and Clifton House and Attached Garden Wall at North East, Langley

Description: Langley End House, Bathgate House and Clifton House and Attached Garden Wall at North East

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 January 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 162850

OS Grid Reference: TL1994023970
OS Grid Coordinates: 519940, 223970
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9014, -0.2581

Location: Langley, Hertfordshire SG4 7PT

Locality: Langley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7PT

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Listing Text


4/58 Langley End House,
14.1.77 Bathgate House, and
Clifton House
(formerly listed as
Hill End) and attached
garden wall at NE


Country house, now 3 properties and attached garden wall at NE. Circa
1911 by E.L. Lutyens for Mrs. Fenwick as Hillend. Narrow dark red brick
in English-bond with lighter red brick dressings, moulded stonework
details, coved plaster eaves cornice. Steep handmade red tile roofs with
swept valleys. A Georgian revival style 2-storeys H-shaped house facing
W with wedge-shaped 2-storeys service wing (now Clifton House) adjoining
on N facing the lane. Roof sweeps down to single-storey at entrance in
recessed centre with moulded stone eaves gutter on W between 2-storeys
wings. Central double doors flanked by 4-lights casement windows with
small panes 3 hipped dormer windows on roofslope with leaded glazing and
oak frames. Large rectangular central chimney. Flanking 2-storeys blocks
have deep coved eaves, sash windows with 16/12 panes, and plat-band
returned round LH wing ending in a circular brick 'dot'. In front of
entrance a York stone terrace with hemicycle niches in brick piers with
stone coping, at each end, similar to the gate piers at Temple Dinsley
(q.v.). 7-bays, 2-storeys garden front on E has French doors on ground
floor and casement windows to 1st floor. Central 3-bays recessed flanked
by tall square piers, stone capped and with fat lead urns, linked by
panelled parapet. N face of service wing has 3 casement windows to 1st
floor interrupting the eaves band,central door in recessed panel, 2
rectangular-leaded larder windows, and projecting beaked moulding of
garden wall coping continued across ground floor of building. Wall
higher continues to E alongside lane with heavy panelled door in
recessed round-arched gateway with splayed external jambs, segmental
outer arch and tile courses as spandrels. (Pevsner (1977)222: Lutyens
Exhib Cat (1981)194).

Listing NGR: TL1994023970

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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