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Bleak House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Albans, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7565 / 51°45'23"N

Longitude: -0.34 / 0°20'23"W

OS Eastings: 514674

OS Northings: 207727

OS Grid: TL146077

Mapcode National: GBR H83.YNY

Mapcode Global: VHGPQ.233S

Entry Name: Bleak House

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347103

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163222

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Town: St. Albans

Electoral Ward/Division: Batchwood

Built-Up Area: St Albans

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Albans St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

1.
1582 CATHERINE STREET

Bleak House
TL 1407 NE 4/16 8.5.5O.

II


2.
Early C18 central block of 2 storeys, attic and basement, 5 windows, under
high pitched, hipped, tiled roof with 2 square dormers. Brick parapet over
wood, modillioned cornice. Right hand section is late C18, of 2 storeys
and 3 windows under hipped, tiled roof of somewhat lower pitch with eaves
cornice. Left wing, later in date, of one storey and 3 windows, has hipped,
tiled roof behind parapet over cornice band. Walls of dark red brick with
blue brick headers, and brighter red brick dressings. Stone plinth.
Windows are sashes with glazing bars (replaced on 1st floor) in plain
reveals under gauged, brick arches with curved, cut decoration, (except 1st
floor centre window, which has shouldered, moulded brick architrave). 3
stone steps to door of 4 fielded and 2 flat panels in panelled reveal with
dentilled cornice head and decorative fanlight. Prostyle Tuscan porch with
triglyph frieze, mutule cornice and open pediment broken back in centre.


Listing NGR: TL1467407727

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