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Harper House

A Grade II Listed Building in St Stephen, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6965 / 51°41'47"N

Longitude: -0.317 / 0°19'1"W

OS Eastings: 516416

OS Northings: 201087

OS Grid: TL164010

Mapcode National: GBR H8X.QNX

Mapcode Global: VHGPX.GM9B

Entry Name: Harper House

Listing Date: 9 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033362

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471800

Location: St. Stephen, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, WD7

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: St Stephen

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Radlett Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


270/13/10019 Harper House


Former country house known as Harperbury House. 1871 by Richard Norman Shaw for solicitor, John Oddie; later C20 extension. Red brick, partly tile-hung at 1st floor level. Tiled gabled roofs, those to the main house with heavily moulded, white-painted timber gable pediments. Formerly with tall brick chimney stacks. 2-storey main wing; 3-storey service wing. Irregular fenestration. Asymmetrical design. Pointed arch entrance to recessed doorway; transom and mullion window to right. 4 sashes at 1st floor with dog-tooth brick cill band. Recessed bay to left has 2 sashes at ground floor and set back large stair window. Service block tilehung to 2nd floor with transom and mullion windows to ground floor, sashes to 1st and casements to 2nd. Rear facade with similar gables having 4-light transom and mullion windows with cross top lights beneath. Ground floor has a bay window and 3 similar lights to right.
Interior: retains the original open well stair with turned balusters and newel finials; servants stair with column newel. Some original C18 style fireplaces; 2 with overmirrors flanked by glass cases. History: this is an early and unusual Shaw house, anticipating his work at Bedford Park.

Listing NGR: TL1641601087

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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