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Haydon Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertsmere, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.642 / 51°38'31"N

Longitude: -0.3704 / 0°22'13"W

OS Eastings: 512858

OS Northings: 194943

OS Grid: TQ128949

Mapcode National: GBR 54.19T

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.JZJN

Entry Name: Haydon Hill

Listing Date: 12 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103578

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164190

Location: Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Hertsmere

Town: Hertsmere

Electoral Ward/Division: Bushey St James

Built-Up Area: Bushey

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bushey

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TQ 19 SW BUSHEY MERRYHILL ROAD
(South side)
Bushey

10/141 Haydon Hill
12.2.85
GV II


Large house, used as old people's home. 1841-3 by Decimus Burton for
F.G.Fonnereau. Extended c.1890 for R.P.Attenborough. Yellow brick, stone
dressings, slate roofs. Asymmetrical Picturesque villa with Italianate
tower. Entrance front: 2 storeys, 6 bays. Plinth. Projecting timber
mutule eaves. Hipped roof. Multiple stacks with grouped octagonal
shafts. Central bay with entrance on diagonally extruded corner, 6
panelled door and rectangular fanlight with later stained glass under a
cast-iron Tuscan porch with a heavy cornice and parapet. 3 left bays set
well back have glazing bar sashes with stone sills and rubbed brick
heads, round-headed on first floor. To right of entrance and projecting
slightly further forward one bay with tall staircase window on first
floor. To far right and yet further forward, tower with tall round
headed windows, 3 on ground floor, 2 on first floor. Right return has
extruded stack with 3 octagonal based and capped shafts. To far left a
small link to a 3 bay extension in similar materials, slightly lower
ridge, rectangular shafts. Garden front: to left tallest tower: 3
storeys, 3 ground floor, 1 first floor, 2 second floor windows.
Rusticated voussoirs to first floor round headed windows. Octagonally
shafted stacks on hipped roof with deep eaves. Ground floor lean-to
extension to left with entrance flanked by pilasters. Main block
is 2 storeys, 3 bays. At 45 degrees a further 3 bay link to c.1890
block. Ground floor verandah, Tuscan colonnade under raking leaded roof
turns angle and links tower to left with c.1890 block to right which is
of grey brick with orange sandstone dressings. Tall plinth. 2 ground
floor aedicular windows flank extruded chimney breast. Relief of boar
with inscription. First floor window in breast under pediment and
balustraded parapet. 4 shafts similar to earlier block. Right return has
semi-octagonal full height bay with mullion and transom window and
balustraded parapet. To rear rainwater heads with initials RPA and LMA
flank canted bay and upper 6 light ribbon window with stained glass. To
rear of earlier yellow brick extension and hidden by later extension is
a brick niche holding a statue of a king. Interior: original staircase
to right of entrance. Hall in c.1890 block, chimneypiece with
bas-reliefs and Attenborough initials. House built on a prominent site,
formerly that of Dr. T.Monro's cottage orné. (Pevsner 1977).


Listing NGR: TQ1285894943

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