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Holywell House, Saint Albans

Description: Holywell House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 163338

OS Grid Reference: TL1463906964
OS Grid Coordinates: 514639, 206964
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7497, -0.3407

Location: A5183, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1BX

Locality: Saint Albans
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL1 1BX

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Listing Text

1. (West Side)
No 40 (Holywell House)

TL 1406 NE 14/104 8.5.50.


1785, Sir Robert Taylor architect, for Sir William Domville, later Lord Mayor
of London.
3 storeys, 5 windows, yellow brick with low parapet, and pediment over 3
central bays, over cornice the full iqs.dth of buildings. Stone string at
first floor cills and band at first floor level across 3 centre bays.
Balustrade to centre window. Gauged, flat, brick arches to recessed sash
windows with glazing bars. 6 steps to door of 6 fielded, bedded panels
with cornice head and decorative fanlight in deep, plain reveal within
doorcase of Ionic columns and entablature filth enriched cornice. Oast iron
area railings and handrail. Wrought iron overthrow with lamp holder in front
of door. Inside a first floor room as Adam fireplace in marble with flanking
round arched niches. The ground floor. room below has another Adam
fireplace with decorative plaster composition above, similar niches,
ornamental frieze and enriched door and window architraves. There are other
period fireplaces and a well staircase, although the lower flights of this
are not original.

Nos 36 to 58 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1463906964

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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