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High Canons, Shenley

Description: High Canons

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164317

OS Grid Reference: TQ2082599072
OS Grid Coordinates: 520825, 199072
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6774, -0.2539

Location: Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5PL

Locality: Shenley
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD6 5PL

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Listing Text

Well End

8/262 High Canons

- II

Country House. c,1800, extended 1806 and later, altered C20. Brick,
stuccoed and whitewashed. Slate hipped roofs. Nearly rectangular half H
with arms later extended. 2 storeys. 5 bay front: large ground floor
tetrastyle prostyle Tuscan porch with round headed windows and pilasters
to returns. Architrave to round headed entrance. Pilaster strips flank
central bays on first floor. Architraved glazing bar sashes, taller on
ground floor. Plinth. Continuous mutuled cornice and coped parapet.
Small step back from central 3 bays. 2 cross axial stacks. Right return:
5 bays, glazing bar sashes with gauged brick flat arched heads.
Relieving arches form a blind arcade with an impost band on ground
floor. Cross axial stack to left of centre. Left return or garden front:
4 bays. Ground floor: projecting Tuscan loggia, octastyle in antis,
French windows. First floor glazing bar sashes. Triple stack with single
base and cornice to centre front. 2 slightly later and lower extensions
to rear. 3 bays each. To left a repositioned verandah with a coved roof
on cast-iron colonnettes within which 2 recesses with pilastered jambs.
Glazing bar sashes with ground floor central French window. Triple
stacks as on main block. Further conservatory extension. Stables
attached to right extension with segmental arch over carriage entrance.
Interior: C20 remodelling.

Listing NGR: TQ2082599072

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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