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Latitude: 51.7983 / 51°47'53"N
Longitude: 0.0495 / 0°2'58"E
OS Eastings: 541423
OS Northings: 213061
OS Grid: TL414130
Mapcode National: GBR LD7.79Z
Mapcode Global: VHHM5.T207
Entry Name: Mock Ruin in Garden of Longcroft
Listing Date: 19 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1101945
English Heritage Legacy ID: 159992
Location: Hunsdon, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Hunsdon
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Hunsdon
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 4113 HUNSDONBURY
8/20 Mock Ruin in Garden
Amend grade to read:- II
TL 4113 HUNSDON HUNSDONBURY
8/20 Mock Ruin in
Garden of Longcroft
Mock ruin. Circa 1832, probably by C Kemp for Revd Nicolsen
Robert Calvert, as a garden embellishment to his rebuilt Tudor
style rectory of that date which later became Hunsdonbury qv.
Knapped flint with stucco dressings on brick to represent
stonework. Facing N, a convincing mock ruin of the lower part of
the W wall, of a medieval church tower, now partly covered in
creeper. Diagonal corner buttresses with stucco quoins, heavy
moulded plinth course, central 4-centred arched doorway with 2
chamfered orders and dripmould with kings' heads as stops. The
lower part of a window over the door. Door leads into a small
circular vaulted chamber with the walls and vault plastered to
represent ashlar. The chamber is covered by a large semicircular
earth mound now mostly in the garden of The Gate House. A
picturesque Gothic garden building in the form of a mock ruin.
Part of a group with Hunsdonbury and the Gate House.
Listing NGR: TL4142313061
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