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Cumberland House, Including Front Wall and Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Redbourn, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7981 / 51°47'53"N

Longitude: -0.3971 / 0°23'49"W

OS Eastings: 510633

OS Northings: 212266

OS Grid: TL106122

Mapcode National: GBR H7N.8FB

Mapcode Global: VHFS1.22GD

Entry Name: Cumberland House, Including Front Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 19 October 1953

Last Amended: 27 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102901

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163766

Location: Redbourn, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: Redbourn

Built-Up Area: Redbourn

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Redbourn

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1012 REDBOURN LAMB LANE
(east side)
REDBOURN COMMON

15/226 Cumberland House,
including front wall and
railings (formerly listed
19.10.53 under Redbourn Common)

GV II*

Suburban house, built as hunting lodge for the Duke of
Cumberland in 1745. Red brick, partly vitrified. Slate hipped
roof. Contemporary service wing on S side. 1974 recessed
extension on N (not of special interest). Main block is 2
storeys with attics. Parapet and cornice band. 2:3:2
replacement sash windows. Gauged brick lintels. Centre projects
slightly and has round-headed 1st floor window. Fielded panel
door in fielded recess. Leaded fan. Fluted Roman Doric
surround: three quarter columns; entablature with mutule
cornice. 3 box sash dormers. Service wing is parapeted. 1-2
storeys. C19 flush sashes. 2 tall C18 stacks. Well preserved
interior. Modillioned entrance hall with arch to rear central
staircase. Ground floor N rooms with doorcases and fire
surrounds, the rear room with unusual beamed ceiling. Staircase
has 2 carved balusters per tread and carved scrolls-on string.
1st floor front rooms on N and S have very good Palladian
'pattern book' fireplaces.

Rear elevation is 4:1:3 windows. Central tetrastyle porch with
slender Tuscan columns and doors each side.

On both sides of front of house is contemporary red brick wall
and railings. Walls left and right have stone coping, the right
wall curving down in front of service block. Terminal piers with
carved stone finials. Wall continues on N for 10 metres in
chequered red brick. Iron railings with spikes and vase finials.
Single gate.


Listing NGR: TL1063312266

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