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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: ST MICHAEL'S MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1347093

Location

ST MICHAEL'S MANOR HOUSE, FISHPOOL STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
HertfordshireSt. AlbansDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-May-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 163275

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History

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Details

1. 1582 FISHPOOL STREET (South Side)

St Michael's Manor House TL 1407 SW 8/34 8.5.50.

II*

2. Now hotel. C17 late brick house with considerable alterations in C18 and early C19. North (street) front 2 storeys and attic, 9 windows. The outer 2 windows on both floors at either end are blocked. Very high pitched, hipped, tiled roof with 3 dormers and deep, coved, eaves cornice. Small pediment over slightly projecting, one-bay, centre section. Brick string at 1st floor, brick plinth with moulded coping, rusticated stone quoins. Slightly recessed sash windows with glazing bars, of C18 later type.

West (entrance) front; altered late C18 or early C19: 2 storeys and attic, 5 windows. Roughcast, with parapet. Rusticated stone quoins. Slightly recessed sash windows with glazing bars in plain reveals, one-light except for 1st floor centre window which is 5-light under round arch with stuccoed tympanum. Central, Doric, prostyle porch with 2 pairs of columns, triglyph frieze and mutule cornice, now all glazed. South (garden) front: 2 storeys and attic, 4 windows, the 3 at right side in very large, projecting round bay of red brick, the full height of house. High pitched, tiled roof, hipped and rounded over bay, has 3 round-headed dormers. Left hand 1st floor window is 3-light sash under round arch with stuccoed tympanum. Ground floor window beneath is a later, square bay with French doors. Right hand 1st floor windows are long casements opening to cast iron balcony; ground floor windows full length sashes with glazing bars, all under gauged, shallow segmental, brick arches. There is a right hand section of 2 bays with irregular fenestration, well set back. Inside, much decoration of early C19, including a staircase which has plain, square balusters alternating with cast iron, palmette, pattern supports. Elaborate cornices and door frames including one with Adam style frieze, fluted and reeded pilasters and scrolled console brackets; and another with mask on a wide keystone, and 3-domensional garlands of fruit and flowers over frieze and pilasters. Rococo plaster ceiling on 1st floor landing, possibly early C19. In ground floor room to left of entrance an Elizabethan plaster ceiling inscribed "IG 1586" in several places. The decoration includes fleurs-de-lys and stylised, floral bosses and is similar in style to the ceiling at No 41a Fishpool Street. The inference is that the present house incorporates parts of a much older building on the site.

Listing NGR: TL1402007364

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National Grid Reference: TL 14020 07364

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