If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Bride Hall
Date Listed: 19 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 163922
OS Grid Reference: TL1905115943
OS Grid Coordinates: 519051, 215943
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8294, -0.2738
Explore more of the area around Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire at Explore Britain.
TL 11 NE WHEATHAMPSTEAD BRIDE HALL LANE
AYOT ST LAWRENCE
3/378 Bride Hall
Large manor house. Late C16. Probably begun at time of Sir
Philip Boteler. Altered later C17 and C18. Restored early C20.
Red brick. Plain tile roof. E plan. 5-window elevation with
projecting central porch bay and wings. Original brick mullioned
windows preserved. These are between 2 and 4 lights, the lights
having 4-centre arches. The ground floor windows have straight
moulded brick hoods. C20 leaded casements throughout. Porch and
W projection have tumbled brick gables. E wing has a C18 hipped
roof. Dog tooth brick eaves. Tall axial chimney stack to left
of porch with 3 square shafts. Arris on E face. Central door
has 4-centre arched chamfered surround and a moulded brick hood.
2-light window above. Rear elevation has 2 projecting gable ends
each side, the left ones of each pair original staircase turrets,
the right ones early C20 additions. The W elevation has a late
C17 external chimney stack with 3 square shafts. Internally the
ground floor hall retains large fireplace. On E ground floor are
original doorways to the cellar, pantry and buttery. W ground
floor room has a good late C17 oak fireplace with moulded cornice
and frame. Contemporary painted bands of black and white
triangles within the hearth. The W wing has a good collar rafter
roof. In the staircase towers are late C17 newel stairs with
simple turned balusters. (RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL1905115943
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.