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Remains of Old Gorhambury, St Michael

Description: Remains of Old Gorhambury

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 163801

OS Grid Reference: TL1102907616
OS Grid Coordinates: 511029, 207616
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7562, -0.3928

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6AL

Locality: St Michael
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 6AL

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bacon's House, Gorhambury, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(north west side)

9/259 Remains of Old


Ruins of the mansion begun in 1563 by Sir Nicholas Bacon and
extended in 1570s. Red brick and flint. Stone dressings. Porch
and hall remain from the former 2-courtyard house, the entrance
court formerly on S and service court on N. The 2-storey porch
has good stone classical detail. 3-sided arched entrance on
ground floor with flanking Doric columns. Enriched entablature.
Tympana with roundels. Upper floor with square mullioned and
transomed windows on E and W sides. Ionic columns. Dentilled
cornice. Attic above with coat of arms. Hall to rear left
retains tall mullioned and transomed window marking dais.
Lateral stack to right. Visited by Queen Elizabeth I 1570, 1573,
1577. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (C.L. 16.12.33, Pevsner

Listing NGR: TL1102907616

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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