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Sutton Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Tring, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7951 / 51°47'42"N

Longitude: -0.6612 / 0°39'40"W

OS Eastings: 492423

OS Northings: 211567

OS Grid: SP924115

Mapcode National: GBR F4N.FMW

Mapcode Global: VHFRW.H49P

Entry Name: Sutton Court

Listing Date: 21 September 1951

Last Amended: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078028

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355691

Location: Tring, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Tring

Built-Up Area: Tring

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SP 9211
(North side)
11/54 Sutton Court
21.9.51 (formerly listed as
The Vicarage in
Clergy house, now offices. 1825 for Rev. Charles Lacy, incumbent
1819-39, and Dean and Chapter of Christ Church Oxford (rectors).
Decorative chimneys said to have been specially designed for Lacy
(Pevsner) who it is said also designed the elaborate gatehouse (q.v.)
and had it built at his own expense (Richards). 2 matching parallel
gabled W wings added 1873 in place of 1½ storeys projecting W range
shown on Buckler dwgs of 1829 and 1832 (HRO), but retaining 2-shaft W
chimney and adding 2 more shafts, porch heightened and extended to W
for new staircase, and ground floor bay added below oriel on S end of
E wing. Reduced by W end range and converted to offices 1971-5 with long
extension along W side of forecourt not of special interest. Plum brick
with stone dressings and steep red tiled roofs. A picturesque gabled
Tudor style house of 2 storeys and cellar facing S, with a forecourt,
behind the church. 3 parallel-roofed ranges in-line at N but each
projecting at S front some way beyond the range on its E side. Front
part of middle range is occupied by a stone floored entrance hall and
staircase and in front there is a crenellated porch with octagonal brick
corner turrets, 4-centred stone arched doorway with quatrefoil tracery
in spandrels under moulded label with 2-light window to LH with
quatrefoil headed lights to foot of stair. Plaque over door with
cardinals hat (from arms of Christ Church). Half-glazed double doors.
Steeply pointed gable parapet to middle range with coping following
slope, blank sunk stone panel in gable, and 2 2-light windows with
labels on 1st floor. Large upper floor chimney corbelled out from E
sidewall with 2 fine spiral and reticulated moulded brick shafts with
moulded bases and spurred caps. E range set back has half-octagonal
stone crenellated oriel window to 1st floor with later canted stone bay
window inserted below. Large canted stone bay window on E sidewall of
tall reticulated terra cotta chimney. Tall 3-shaft elevations chimney
projects at rear of E range. W range has a flatter pitch to gable
parapet, large 3-light mullion stone window with label over a similar
4-light window on ground floor, and 4-shaft decorative chimney on W
sidewall. The rear 2 shafts appear to be original. The principal rooms
are on the ground floor, with plaster cornices and panelled woodwork.
Cast iron balustrade to stair which starts under a half-arch with
foliate capital as impost. 2 stained glass windows to stair with arms of
Oxford University and Christ Church. (Pevsner(1977)368:Richards(1974)38:
RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: SP9242311567

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