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Kendal Hall, Aldenham

Description: Kendal Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 164103

OS Grid Reference: TQ1720498129
OS Grid Coordinates: 517204, 198129
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6697, -0.3066

Location: Aldenham, Hertfordshire WD7 7LY

Locality: Aldenham
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD7 7LY

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Listing Text

(east side)

7/55 Kendal Hall

- 1.9.53 II

the description shall be amended to read:

Country house, now school. Circa mid C18, extended circa late C18 and
again in late C19 and late C20. Flemish bond red brick with burnt
headers. Slate mansard roof. Brick axial stacks. Plan: The circa mid
C18 5-bay double depth plan house was extended by 2 bays to the right
(E) in circa late C18. In circa late C19 the east extension was
extended at the back (N) and in 1987 a 3-bay extension was built on
the left (W) side- Exterior: 2 storeys and attic, original attic
windows blocked and mansard added. 5 plus 2 bays to right. Tall 12-
pane sashes in deep reveals with gauged brick flat arches. Large Ionic
pilastered doorcase at centre with broken entablature with broken
segmental pediment and pulvinated frieze, panelled reveals, glazed and
panelled door and small overlight; (doorway possibly moved from bay
to left). C20 dormers in mansard and late C20 3-bay extension on left
with sash windows. 5-bay rear elevation with central French window and
12-pane sashes, 3-bay late C19 extension on left and 1987 extension
on right. Other circa late C20 single storey extensions on left (NE).
Interior: The rear rooms of original house and the entrance hall
retain heavy modillion cornices, the rear rooms have C18 marble
chimneypieces, the rear left (saloon) has rococo plasterwork on walls.
Front left room has early C19 marble chimneypiece, ceiling cornice and
window architraves. Hall has dado panelling and arch to stairs which
rises to attic, iron balustrade of bowed stick balusters.
Note: Kendal Hall was the seat of the Phillimores. In 1766, it passed
to Robert Phillimore from William Jephson, who acquired the property
from the Cecil family in 1739.
Source: Buildings of England, page 275.


(East side)

7/55 Kendal Hall

- II

Former house, now school. Mid C18, extended later C18 and C19. Red brick
with burnt headers. Slate mansard roof. 2 storeys and attic. Originally
5 bays, now 7. Central entrance: fielded panelled reveals to Ionic
doorcase, broken segmental pediment. Glazing bar sashes in deep reveals.
Gauged brick flat arched heads. Original attic windows blocked. Moulded
brick cornice to coped parapet. 3 C20 attic windows in mansard. Capped
end stacks that to right now on ridge to later addition. Left return: 3
bays, blocked windows. Rear: central French window. Rear right: 3-storey
C19 extension in stock brick with red brick dressings, relieving arches
over two 3-light casements to rear. 1 storey C20 addition to rear of no
special interest. (Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ1720498129

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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