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Remains of Old Gorhambury

A Grade I Listed Building in St. Michael, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7562 / 51°45'22"N

Longitude: -0.3928 / 0°23'34"W

OS Eastings: 511029

OS Northings: 207616

OS Grid: TL110076

Mapcode National: GBR H81.X2Z

Mapcode Global: VHFS7.44P0

Entry Name: Remains of Old Gorhambury

Listing Date: 19 October 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175197

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163801

Location: St. Michael, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: St Michael

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Albans St Michael

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 10 NW ST MICHAEL BLUEHOUSE HILL (off)
(north west side)

9/259 Remains of Old
Gorhambury
19.10.53

GV I

Ruins of the mansion begun in 1563 by Sir Nicholas Bacon and
extended in 1570s. Red brick and flint. Stone dressings. Porch
and hall remain from the former 2-courtyard house, the entrance
court formerly on S and service court on N. The 2-storey porch
has good stone classical detail. 3-sided arched entrance on
ground floor with flanking Doric columns. Enriched entablature.
Tympana with roundels. Upper floor with square mullioned and
transomed windows on E and W sides. Ionic columns. Dentilled
cornice. Attic above with coat of arms. Hall to rear left
retains tall mullioned and transomed window marking dais.
Lateral stack to right. Visited by Queen Elizabeth I 1570, 1573,
1577. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (C.L. 16.12.33, Pevsner
(1977)).


Listing NGR: TL1102907616

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