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Description: St Albans Court
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 178018
OS Grid Reference: TR2635752640
OS Grid Coordinates: 626357, 152640
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2280, 1.2407
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NONINGTON ST.ALBANS COURT
TR 25 SE
3/157 St.Albans Court
Country mansion. 1875-78 by George Devey for William Oxenden Hammond.
Ragstone ground floor with brick upper floor with ragged edge between the
two. Limestone dressings. Planned round 3 sides of north courtyard.
Elizabethan style of picturesque irregularity with tall clusters of polygonal
stacks, straight sided gables and bay windows, partly semi-circular and
partly polygonal. Main entrance in north U-shaped courtyard through four-centred
doorway with dripstone and spandrels in the centre bay of 3 gabled bays with
polygonal tower with castellated parapet to south west. Semi-circular oriel
bay window with parapet above entrance doorway. S.W. front with 1:2:1 gables
with storeyed semi-circular bay window in front of truncated northernmost
gable with adjoining chimney breast to north and with 8 light canted and
storeyed bay window in front of southernmost gable.S.E. elevation with large
gable on south and beyond it a stone doorway then 5 gables to north east,
the left hand one truncated by a chimney breast and with the lofty transomed
and mullioned semi-circular bay window with pierced parapet to hall rising
at the junction between the first and second of 5 gables. North-easternmost
gabled bay projects forward. Set back and to the north east are service wings
with full height gabled bay and tower at north-east end. Interior; internal
features of interest include 2 storey hall beyond entrance hall; this has
gallery on first floor. Panelled walls with stairs rising through lofty basket
arched doorway on the north west side; ornate Jacobean fireplace from Northbourne
Court adjoining lofty bow window. Elsewhere, ribbed ceiling panels, panelled
walls; fireplace surrounds;doors etc. Panelled dining room with fine chimney
piece from Northbourne Court. The best of Devey's later houses. (see Country
Life, April 8 1971; see also M. Girouard, The Victorian Country House,1979;
see also B.O.E.Kent II,1983,404-5)
Listing NGR: TR2635752640
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Source: English Heritage
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