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Harpenden Hall (District Council Offices), Harpenden

Description: Harpenden Hall (District Council Offices)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 163607

OS Grid Reference: TL1357714139
OS Grid Coordinates: 513577, 214139
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8144, -0.3538

Location: 2 Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1PA

Locality: Harpenden
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL5 1PA

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Listing Text

(east side)
5/73 Harpenden Hall
(District Council Offices)


House. C16 at N end, recased on N in mid C17; extended S late
C17. Dark red brick, the ground floor on the N in chequered
flint and red brick. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys and attics.
Broad gabled cross wing on N with 2-storey gabled porch,
both having moulded brick band to 1st floor. Gable end has ground
and 1st floor C17 openings with 3-light casements. Porch has
arched entrance with thin brick hood moulding. Large external
chimney stack on N end with ovolo cornice. S side has 4
regularly spaced windows, those on ground floor with elliptical
relieving arches. C19 sashes. Moulded brick-floor band. C20
wooden cornice. 2 late-C17 dormers with C20 casements. Early-
C19 reeded door surround in porch. S elevation has 2-window C17
part, then large early-C20 extension in brick and flint. Sash
windows. Casement dormers. Interior has mid-C17 staircase at N
end with re-set turned balusters. At S end is a good late-C17
open-well staircase with tapering balusters and large shaped
finials. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1357714139

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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