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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: LITTLE BERKHAMSTED HOUSE

List entry Number: 1341452

Location

LITTLE BERKHAMSTED HOUSE, ROBINS'S NEST HILL

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
HertfordshireEast HertfordshireDistrict AuthorityLittle Berkhamsted

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jun-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 356201

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History

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Details

LITTLE BERKHAMSTED ROBIN'S NEST HILL TL 20 NE (North side) Little Berkhamsted 7/94 No. 5 (Little Berkhamsted 20.10.52 House)(formerly listed as Little Berkhampstead House) GV II*

Large house. 1732 for O. Lloyd, a Master of the Stationer's Company. Raised and 2 pavilion wings added c.1790 for J. Bouchier. Further extended and altered c.1820 for T. Daniell. Brown brick with red brick dressings. Slate roofs. Double depth plan. Originally 2, now 3 storeys and cellar. 5 bay front. Central entrance: 6 raised fielded panelled door with radial traceried fanlight with panelled reveals. Early C19 Greek Doric porch, triglyph frieze, mutules. Plinth. Tall glazing bar sashes, recessed with gauged brick segmental heads, red brick quoins, plat band over first floor, smaller 2nd floor sashes in brown brick, rebuilt coped parapet. 4 end stacks extruded, continuous return parapets, right end first and second floor sashes, left end blocked openings. Main block to garden is all red brick, similar 5 bays, 3 storeys. Stone steps up to centre, perhaps originally principal entrance, half glazed door, fanlight as at front, panelled reveal, architrave with consoles to hood. To right from front is 1 storey pavilion, set back with a C19 canted bay to front, French doors, to garden a canted bay from same plane as main facade, 3 tall sashes with gauged brick flat arched heads, dentilled band to coped parapet. Hipped slate roof. Identical pavilion to left has been incorporated into C19 service block. Now 3 bays, 2 storeys, flat roofed, C18 red brick and C19 stock brick. Ground floor flush frame sashes with segmental heads, straight joint to C19 left bay with an entrance with a hood, first floor recessed sashes with gauged brick, flat arched heads. To garden pavilion has canted bay raised to 2 storeys, additional bay to right has 3 windows, 2 with segmental heads. To far left a 1 storey double depth kitchen block. Red brick, hipped tiled roofs. 4 sashes with segmental heads to front, coped parapet. Blind openings and an entrance in left return. To garden a blind opening and an entrance. Interior: black and white stone flagged entrance hall and through passage. Early C18 open well staircase, barley sugar balusters, fluted Corinthian newel posts, open string, carved cheek pieces, ramped and moulded handrail. Much earlier C18 fielded panelling on ground and first floors, box cornices. Right hand pavilion has Louis XV Rococo panelling, mirrors and tapestry inserted c.1920. (Pevsner 1977: G. Millington, Little Berkhamsted, 1981).

Listing NGR: TL2926707988

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Millington, G, Little Berkhamsted, (1981)

National Grid Reference: TL 29267 07988

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