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The Mansion, Shenley

Description: The Mansion

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164330

OS Grid Reference: TL1798200789
OS Grid Coordinates: 517982, 200789
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6935, -0.2944

Location: Grace Avenue, Shenley, Hertfordshire WD7 9EN

Locality: Shenley
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD7 9EN

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Listing Text


3/275 The Mansion

- II

Formerly Country House, now used for hospital administration and
accommodation. 1902 rebuilding of C18 or earlier house, dated on cupola.
By C.J.Harold Cooper for C.Raphael. Stuccoed brick. Stone and timber
dressings. Green slate roof. Half H plan extended, perhaps reflecting
earlier arrangements. Edwardian Classical/Baroque Style. 3 storeys.
3:5:3. Ground floor of central range projects forward to plane of
projecting wings. Ashlar Tuscan portico,hexastyle in antis,balustraded
parapet. Entrance 2nd bay from right in timber porch with leaded, glazed
panels. Timber glazing bar casements throughout, some sashes to wings
and to rear. 2 bays to right on upper storeys of main range have an
extra staircase window, all with stained glass. Continuous timber
modillioned cornice over first floor. Coped parapet. Steeply pitched
double span roof. Turret with cupola central to front ridge, Baroque
detailing. Wings canted to front. Relieving arches over first floor
windows. Left return similar with additions at front angle and to ground
floor. Rear elevation, 3:5:3. Slightly projecting centre under a shallow
gable with raking, moulded stone cornice. Central 3 bays: ground floor
canted bay addition, 2nd floor single lugged architrave with central
round-headed window and scrolled jambs. Rambling extensions to right,
similar in appearance with simpler detail, a small ogee turreted bay to
rear. Interior: complex open well stair with twin flights up to landing,
panelling with carved ornament and plaster ceilings on ground floor all
in C17 styles. N.Hawksmoor lived here up to his death in 1736. Admiral
Lord Richard Howe also lived here. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL1798200789

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Source: English Heritage

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