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Dancers Hill House, South Mimms

Description: Dancers Hill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 164253

OS Grid Reference: TQ2350899378
OS Grid Coordinates: 523508, 199378
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6796, -0.2150

Location: Wash Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN5 4RX

Locality: South Mimms
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: EN5 4RX

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Listing Text

(East side)
Dancers Hill

8/200 Dancers Hill House

- II

Large house. c.1750-60. Altered c.1820. Extended and remodelled c.1860 and
after. Built for Charles Ross. Stuccoed brick, slate roof. Elongated
Palladian villa. 3 storeys to original entrance front. Original 5 bays,
1:3:1, slightly projecting central feature. Ground floor: open triple
arcade, groin vault. Principal floor: attached Roman Doric order.
Pilaster strips continue emphasis of centre through cornice to parapet.
2 bays added to right, 5 to left. Glazing bar sashes throughout. False
window, right of centre on 2nd floor. Early C18 ovolo moulded thick
glazing bars on ground floor to right and first floor to left of central
bays. Plat band between 2 lower storeys. Continuous timber modillion
eaves cornice below parapet. Four cross axial stacks and left end stack.
Right return wall has a French window in an aedicular surround. Garden
front: 8 bays, 2 storeys, basement banked up in early C19. 3 bays to
centre of original villa project slightly under pediment. Glazing bar
sashes. Panelled door to right with side and top lights. Far right 3
bays set back with ground floor lean-to conservatory in front. Interior:
saloon on principal floor behind triple arcade which probably led to an
open loggia behind original portico. To left timber pergola link to
brick stores cottage with hipped slate roof. 2 storeys. Dentilled
brick courses. Later extensions. C18 grounds laid out with avenue to
N. (VCH Middlesex 1976)

Listing NGR: TQ2350899378

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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