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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: THEOBALDS PARK COLLEGE

List entry Number: 1348341

Location

THEOBALDS PARK COLLEGE, BULLS CROSS RIDE

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

County District District Type Parish
HertfordshireBroxbourneDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Nov-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157263

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Summary of Building

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History

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Details

1. 5251 CHESHUNT BULLS CROSS RIDE (north east side) Waltham Cross Theobalds Park College (formerly listed as Middlesex County Council Secondary School TL 30SW : 4/41 11.6.54 (Formerly Theobalds Park Hotel)

II*

2. 1763 for George Prescott, extended N and S by the Meux family in early and late C19. Red brick, Portland stone dressings, slate roofs. 3 storeys. 5-window W entrance front with slightly projecting pedimented centre having balustraded 1-storey portico and 1st floor Venetian windows. Modillioned cornice, parapet. Forward-curving 1 storey colonades to small outer wings with brick modillioned cornices and pediments facing courtyard. E garden elevation with full height canted window bay and Gd floor and 1st floor flanking Venetian windows. Balustraded parapet and bracketed cornice continuous with N and S, 4-window, early C19 additions, which have large Gd floor Venetian windows with paired Greek Ionic columns. Further 4-window late C19 extensions on N with similar details; S end has 5-stage French Renaissance style square tower with banded stone courses, 4th and 5th floors with applied pilasters and shell headed windows. Terracotta frieze and stone balustrading.

Interior has good entrance hall on W side, divided by Venetian screens with Adam style detail. Grotesque painted central ceiling, semicircular staircase on N. E centre room with very gocd, reused, early-C17 arcaded panelling with Corinthian half columns, foliate ornament and figured console brackets. N room on E front has rich early-C19 deep coffered-octagonal plan ceiling. (Pevrsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL3449200724

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)

National Grid Reference: TL 34492 00724

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