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Stable Block at Briggens House Hotel 15 Metres North of House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.782 / 51°46'55"N

Longitude: 0.0486 / 0°2'54"E

OS Eastings: 541412

OS Northings: 211242

OS Grid: TL414112

Mapcode National: GBR LDF.73J

Mapcode Global: VHHM5.SGKS

Entry Name: Stable Block at Briggens House Hotel 15 Metres North of House

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159965

Location: Hunsdon, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hunsdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hunsdon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(south side)

2/28 Stable Block at Briggens
House Hotel 15 metres N
- of house


Stable block. C18, probably 1770 (bell said to be inscribed
'1770 Thomas Blackmore Briggins', in Gibbs (1915) 26) for the
Blackmore family who enlarged the house, probably at the same
time. Grey brick with stone impost band and hipped slate roof
with fishscale slates on E side. 2 storeys, 6 windows, former
stable block facing W, now part of hotel. Wooden cornice with
paired brackets. Rectangular block with 2-window central
projection on W with triangular pediment and clockface in
tympanum. White wooden square cupola over, topped by low dome
and windvane with a fox. Round-headed openings in each face,
dentilled cornice and Tuscan columns recessed at each corner.
Bell said to be cracked. Recessed sash windows with glazing
bars. Gauged brick round arches to Ground floor on W, N and S
with stone impost band continued across recesses on N and S ends
with Diocletian windows in heads. Front arches now blocked and
large sash windows inserted. Entrance now by centre arch of 5 in
each end. Rear wall has 7 windows on each floor under gauged
brick flat arches. Recessed sash windows with 8/8 panes to
Ground floor, lower casement windows above. The 2 oak newel
posts noted as reused in the stables (Gibbs (1915) 23) are good
examples of Jacobean carving and have been retained. An C18
stable block of special architectural interest and part of a
group at Briggens.

Listing NGR: TL4141211242

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