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Cumberland House, Including Front Wall and Railings, Redbourn

Description: Cumberland House, Including Front Wall and Railings

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 163766

OS Grid Reference: TL1063312266
OS Grid Coordinates: 510633, 212266
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7981, -0.3971

Location: Hawkes Dr, Redbourn, Hertfordshire AL3 7DU

Locality: Redbourn
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 7DU

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Listing Text

(east side)

15/226 Cumberland House,
including front wall and
railings (formerly listed
19.10.53 under Redbourn Common)


Suburban house, built as hunting lodge for the Duke of
Cumberland in 1745. Red brick, partly vitrified. Slate hipped
roof. Contemporary service wing on S side. 1974 recessed
extension on N (not of special interest). Main block is 2
storeys with attics. Parapet and cornice band. 2:3:2
replacement sash windows. Gauged brick lintels. Centre projects
slightly and has round-headed 1st floor window. Fielded panel
door in fielded recess. Leaded fan. Fluted Roman Doric
surround: three quarter columns; entablature with mutule
cornice. 3 box sash dormers. Service wing is parapeted. 1-2
storeys. C19 flush sashes. 2 tall C18 stacks. Well preserved
interior. Modillioned entrance hall with arch to rear central
staircase. Ground floor N rooms with doorcases and fire
surrounds, the rear room with unusual beamed ceiling. Staircase
has 2 carved balusters per tread and carved scrolls-on string.
1st floor front rooms on N and S have very good Palladian
'pattern book' fireplaces.

Rear elevation is 4:1:3 windows. Central tetrastyle porch with
slender Tuscan columns and doors each side.

On both sides of front of house is contemporary red brick wall
and railings. Walls left and right have stone coping, the right
wall curving down in front of service block. Terminal piers with
carved stone finials. Wall continues on N for 10 metres in
chequered red brick. Iron railings with spikes and vase finials.
Single gate.

Listing NGR: TL1063312266

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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