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Bleak House, Saint Albans

Description: Bleak House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 163222

OS Grid Reference: TL1467407727
OS Grid Coordinates: 514674, 207727
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7565, -0.3400

Location: 1 Normandy Road, Saint Albans AL3 5BS

Locality: Saint Albans
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 5BS

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Listing Text


Bleak House
TL 1407 NE 4/16 8.5.5O.


Early C18 central block of 2 storeys, attic and basement, 5 windows, under
high pitched, hipped, tiled roof with 2 square dormers. Brick parapet over
wood, modillioned cornice. Right hand section is late C18, of 2 storeys
and 3 windows under hipped, tiled roof of somewhat lower pitch with eaves
cornice. Left wing, later in date, of one storey and 3 windows, has hipped,
tiled roof behind parapet over cornice band. Walls of dark red brick with
blue brick headers, and brighter red brick dressings. Stone plinth.
Windows are sashes with glazing bars (replaced on 1st floor) in plain
reveals under gauged, brick arches with curved, cut decoration, (except 1st
floor centre window, which has shouldered, moulded brick architrave). 3
stone steps to door of 4 fielded and 2 flat panels in panelled reveal with
dentilled cornice head and decorative fanlight. Prostyle Tuscan porch with
triglyph frieze, mutule cornice and open pediment broken back in centre.

Listing NGR: TL1467407727

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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