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Mock Ruin in Garden of Longcroft

A Grade II Listed Building in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101945

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159992

Location: Hunsdon, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

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

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Listing Text

TL 4113 HUNSDONBURY
(east side)
8/20 Mock Ruin in Garden
of Longcroft
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G.V. I

Amend grade to read:- II


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TL 4113 HUNSDON HUNSDONBURY
(east side)

8/20 Mock Ruin in
Garden of Longcroft

GV I


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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