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St Marthas Convent (The Mount House) with Attached Stable Block

A Grade II* Listed Building in High Barnet, London

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Latitude: 51.6635 / 51°39'48"N

Longitude: -0.1892 / 0°11'20"W

OS Eastings: 525340

OS Northings: 197636

OS Grid: TQ253976

Mapcode National: GBR BY.YSQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQ5.NGV2

Entry Name: St Marthas Convent (The Mount House) with Attached Stable Block

Listing Date: 18 July 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 198831

Location: Barnet, London, EN4

County: London

District: Barnet

Electoral Ward/Division: High Barnet

Built-Up Area: Barnet

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary the Virgin Monken Hadley

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

Monken Hadley

St Martha's Convent
(The Mount House) with
attached stable block
TQ 2597 9/8 18.7.49


Mid C18. A fine red brick mansion with stone dressings, quoins and string course.
Two storeys. Main elevation of 5 windows with the centre 3 set slightly forward
under pediment. Sash windows with glazing bars. Central doorway on a large scale.
Ionic columns frame a 6 panel door with a fanlight and pediment. Bullseye window in
eaves pediment. Modillion cornice, parapet, hipped roof. Lawn elevation altered by
2 circa 1800 full height bows each with 3 sash windows. Cantilevered stair with
2 fluted balusters to each tread, and ramped handrail. The home 1836-1863 of
J H Green the editor of 'Spiritual Philosophy; founded on the teachings of the late
Samuel Taylor Coleridge', written in the house and published in 1866. Also the
wartime home 1941-45 of the Architectural Association School. Stable block to the
right of the house is contemporary. Red brick with tiled roof. Two storeys,
2 windows flank each side of a tall rusticated archway with pediment and clock tower
over. Clock turret with 2 segmented and 2 triangular pediments on the faces, domed
cupola above. Band between floors. Arched openings below. Bullseyes and sashes
with balustraded aprons above. Screen walls of red brick flank the house with a
pedimented archway ball finials on either side.

Listing NGR: TQ2534097636

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