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Childwick Bury Manor, Including Former Stable Ranges, St Michael

Description: Childwick Bury Manor, Including Former Stable Ranges

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 163822

OS Grid Reference: TL1389210224
OS Grid Coordinates: 513892, 210224
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7791, -0.3505

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6JU

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

5/278 Childwick Bury Manor,
including former stable
19.9.78 ranges


Country house. Probably late C17 origin for Joshua Lomax.
Altered C18. Redmodelled after 1854 for H. H. Toulman, additions
after 1883 for Sir John Blundell Maple. Stucco on brick;
polychrome brick c.1860 range on SE side. 2 and 3 storeys. NE
(entrance) elevation is a 2-storey 1850s addition to the main
block. Deep Doric porte cochere with paired outer columns.
Either side are 3-light venetian sash windows. Balustrade.
Pediment above porch. Canted billiard room addition on left.
NW elevation is 3 storeys with 7 close-set sash windows. Ground
floor French windows with entablatures. Either side are canted
single storey French window bays. Moulded cornice at 2nd floor
level. Banded pilasters to ends of elevation. Balustrades to
main cornice and canted bays. SW elevation has the 2-storey
c.1860 range attached to return. 3 eaves dormers with relieving
arches to casements. 3 tall stacks. Courtyard elevation has
the main range of a former late C18 stable group attached to rear
of house. Red brick. Plain tile roof. Wood mutuled cornice.
Ground floor with loggia of 8 Doric columns,the entablature with
paterae and husk swags. Tall clock turret on ridge, an open
octagonal turret with large wrought iron weathervane. Cemented
quoins to angles of block. 3 sash windows on upper floor. Left
and right are low C20 connectng loggias to late C18 formerly free
standing side ranges, these altered in late C19, the SW range
extended. NE range is better preserved and has central
projecting bay with gauged brick arch, vitrified brick end
piers and 2 arched windows between. Answering SW block has been
heightened and continues in 1-2 storey range with gauged brick
arches. Interior of house has, in hall behind porch, late C19
hand-painted Chinese wallpaper. Room behind right hand venetian
window is top-lit by dome. Much late C19 detail. (C.L.
19.6.1909, RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1389210224

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Source: English Heritage

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