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Pickwick House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Albans, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7488 / 51°44'55"N

Longitude: -0.3412 / 0°20'28"W

OS Eastings: 514608

OS Northings: 206871

OS Grid: TL146068

Mapcode National: GBR H89.BK3

Mapcode Global: VHGPQ.19GP

Entry Name: Pickwick House

Listing Date: 25 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163521

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Town: St. Albans

Electoral Ward/Division: Verulam

Built-Up Area: St Albans

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Abbey Parish of St Albans

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:

TL 1406 NE ST ALBANS HOLYWELL HILL
(west side)
14/238 Nos 64 and 66
(Pickwick House)
II GV

House, now two. C15 altered late C15 or early C16, C17, C18, C19 and C20.
Stucco, scored as ashlar, incorporating some timber-framing. Plain tile roof.
Brick stacks. 2 storeys with cellars. 3 bays, 2 left bays narrower and incor-
porating C15 2-bay open hall with floor inserted late C15 or early C16; right
bay probably C17; 2 rear wings, that to No 64 probably C18, that to No 66
probably C17 with C20 additions not of special interest. Roadside elevation:
2 cellar windows; on left of centre. Steps up to part-glazed door (to No
66) with overlight in deep reveal having slightly raised surround and console-
bracketed cornice; mid C19 4-pane sash to left and two smaller 4-pane sashes
above; an early-mid C19 tripartite window with 12-pane sash flanked by 4-pane
sashes to each floor of right bay; ground-floor windows below hoodmoulds.
Moulded eaves band. Roof has higher ridge over right bay; truncated stack
at left end; stack at left end of right bay. Right return: on left, a late
C20 12-pane sash to each floor, that on ground floor with hoodmould; on right
of front range a late C20 door in late C18 wooden architrave having pilasters
with fluted capitals, frieze, and dentil pediment; fire insurance plaque to
left of door; wing has a 12-pane sash to 1st floor and roof hipped at right
end. Interior of No 66: late C18 stud and brick partition walls and brick
chimney with a fireplace on each floor; large-scanting, close-set, joists of
late C15 or early C16 floor visible. On 1st floor exposed timber framing
includes large-scantling heavily-jowelled wall posts; studs; long arched braces;
central arch-braced collared truss with moulding; moulded tie-beam of right
truss carrying larger central post supporting collar, clasped through purlins;
arched wind braces; timbers sooted. Rear wing has exposed timber framing;
spine-beam with mortices from former attic floor; mostly replaced rafters
but 2 old pairs with carpenters marks.


Listing NGR: TL1460806871

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