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Holywell House

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Albans, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7497 / 51°44'58"N

Longitude: -0.3407 / 0°20'26"W

OS Eastings: 514639

OS Northings: 206964

OS Grid: TL146069

Mapcode National: GBR H89.BN3

Mapcode Global: VHGPQ.19Q1

Entry Name: Holywell House

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163338

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

TL 1406 NE 14/104
1582

HOLYWELL HILL (West Side)
No 40 (Holywell House)

8.5.50.

II* GV

1785, Sir Robert Taylor architect, for Sir William Domville, later Lord Mayor of London. 3 storeys, 5 windows, yellow brick with low parapet, and pediment over 3 central bays, over cornice the full width of buildings. Stone string at first floor cills and band at first floor level across 3 centre bays. Balustrade to centre window. Gauged, flat, brick arches to recessed sash windows with glazing bars. 6 steps to door of 6 fielded, bedded panels with cornice head and decorative fanlight in deep, plain reveal within doorcase of Ionic columns and entablature filth enriched cornice. Oast iron area railings and handrail. Wrought iron overthrow with lamp holder in front of door. Inside a first floor room as Adam fireplace in marble with flanking round arched niches. The ground floor. room below has another Adam fireplace with decorative plaster composition above, similar niches, ornamental frieze and enriched door and window architraves. There are other period fireplaces and a well staircase, although the lower flights of this are not original.

Nos 36 to 58 (even) form a group.


Listing NGR: TL1463906964

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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