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Bonningtons

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanstead Abbots, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7992 / 51°47'56"N

Longitude: 0.0409 / 0°2'27"E

OS Eastings: 540825

OS Northings: 213137

OS Grid: TL408131

Mapcode National: GBR LD6.558

Mapcode Global: VHHM5.N1GL

Plus Code: 9F32Q2XR+M8

Entry Name: Bonningtons

Listing Date: 4 December 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078722

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355928

Location: Stanstead Abbots, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Stanstead Abbots

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Stanstead Abbots

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Description

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 03/06/2020

TL 41SW
6/1

STANSTEAD ABBOTS
HUNSDON ROAD (west side)
Bonningtons

4.12.51

GV
II
Country house. C17 or earlier farm house enlarged as a country seat 1687 by Ralph Byshe, a much larger block added at south west corner; improvements c1725 for John Byshe (RCHM Typescript). Mid C19 billiard room added on west with single storey pavilion link. Rear wing to south range c1900, two storeys in matching style. Red brick and old red tiled roofs. Older east wing lower, two storeys and three windows with large central chimney. Parallel rear range with end chimney rather later. Door enters behind chimney. Gabled porch and casement windows in flush frames under segmental arches. Early C19 sash window on left. Two old casements and one of C19 above. Brick band between storeys and moulded eaves courses.

South block has elaboration around west entrance now obscured - some features of formal south front may be improvements of c1725. Double pile plan with central passage to rear staircase and axial passage in rear half. South front of two-storeys, cellars and attics. Brick band at floor level. seven-windows and three flat topped dormers. Central door panelled in moulded door case with triangular pediment on moulded brackets. Sash windows in flush moulded frames with sunblind cases and six/six panes. Early thick glazing bars at rear have been removed at front. Modillioned cornice to hipped roof. Projecting single-storey link on left (one window and hipped roof) to single-storey billiard room with truncated pyramid roof. A low porch on east side of house altered c1980. Large granite fountain bowl in front of house brought from elsewhere in C20.

Listing NGR: TL4082513137

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