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Shell House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8556 / 51°51'20"N

Longitude: 0.2351 / 0°14'6"E

OS Eastings: 554025

OS Northings: 219810

OS Grid: TL540198

Mapcode National: GBR MF1.L7W

Mapcode Global: VHHLX.1M4B

Entry Name: Shell House

Listing Date: 8 August 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353644

Location: Hatfield Broad Oak, Uttlesford, Essex, CM22

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Hatfield Broad Oak

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Bush End St John Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 51 NW HATFIELD BROAD OAK HATFIELD FOREST

3/88 Shell House

- II*

Garden house/folly. c.1757 and built by the Houblon family. Constructed of
knapped and boulder flints, shells, glass fragments and brickwork with a low
pitched pantile pediment gabled roof. The original block formed a small
rectangular pavilion with pedimented gables at front and rear. The latter was
extended to the west in red brick in the C19. The west front has a central
semi-circular arched entrance and 2 small flat headed windows, with rustication
and keystones forming a Serliana motif. The windows have small panes as has the
original door which also has fan pattern glazing in its head and 2 semi-circular
stone steps. The keystone over this door has an eagle-like bird with out-
stretched wings in white shells. The pediment has a semi-circular dummy window
with radiating glazing bars in contrasting material. The corners have
rusticated quoins of flint boulders. Each flank has a star pattern of shells,
radiating from a central blue glass sphere. Internally, there is mid C18 wall
panelling and a coved plaster ceiling. This has a border and other motifs of
shells and glass fragments, forming a star and corner quadrants with central
rosettes. Either side are later single storey blocks of red bricks with pantile
roofs, each having 3 tall chimney stacks on the rear and of only limited
interest. Grade II* for rarity.


Listing NGR: TL5402519810

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