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The Bricket Picture House and Little Bricket, St Stephen

Description: The Bricket Picture House and Little Bricket

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 163885

OS Grid Reference: TL1275100432
OS Grid Coordinates: 512751, 200432
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6913, -0.3702

Location: 1 School Lane, St Stephen, Hertfordshire AL2 3XU

Locality: St Stephen
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL2 3XU

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Listing Text

(north west side)

12/341 The Bricket Picture House
and Little Bricket


House, now divided into two residences,
built by the architect Frederick Wallen for himself, c.1890. The
upper floor of the front part of the house has a remarkable set
of plaster reliefs. Ground floor is red and brown brick.
Cement bands. Mosaic panels beneath the slightly jettied half-
timbered upper floor. Machine tile roof. Front part (The
Bricket Picture House) is one and a half storeys; rear part is
1 storey and attics. The front part has glazing bar casements,
those of ground floor with small panes top and bottom. 2 window
front, the left window a square bay carried through the eaves. S
gable end has a central ground floor square window bay, upper
floor with a trefoil-headed casement. Timbered gable projects
slightly. The relief pictures are carried round three sides of
this block. Set in the panels of the timber frame, the figures
are in red plaster with brown and white plaster backgrounds.
They show late C19 sporting activities, often crossing several
panels. On the front elevations the scenes include a hunt, a 4-
man scull and a wrestling match. The hunt continues on the N
gable end. On the S gable end the panels are quite badly
weathered and include a cricket and rugby match. Behind the
front block the house is lower. The rear part (Little Bricket)
has no reliefs. It has half-timbered gables and dormers, the N
side with a C20 tile-hung attic. Projecting wing on S side is
said to have been a chapel. (A Souvenir of Bricket Wood, The
Bricket Wood Society (1982)).

Listing NGR: TL1275100432

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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