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Latitude: 51.6393 / 51°38'21"N
Longitude: -0.4685 / 0°28'6"W
OS Eastings: 506079
OS Northings: 194497
OS Grid: TQ060944
Mapcode National: GBR 1S.6LG
Mapcode Global: VHFSR.T2P4
Entry Name: Basing House
Listing Date: 26 July 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1100850
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158815
Location: Batchworth, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, WD3
District: Three Rivers
Town: Three Rivers
Electoral Ward/Division: Rickmansworth Town
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Rickmansworth
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Rickmansworth
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TQ 0694 SW/TQ 09 SE
9/172 and 13/172
Large house, now Council offices. C17 to rear, c.1740 front range.
Remodelled c.1850-60, extended c.1885 and early C20. Timber frame to
rear, rendered. Extended in red brick. Tiled roof, slate roofed
additions. 2 parallel 5 bay ranges. 2 storeys and attics. Steps up to
central entrance: 6 panelled C18 door, panelled reveals, pedimented
doorcase with fluted Doric pilasters, traceried semi-circular fanlight.
Flanking and first floor C19 sashes with flat arched heads, blind boxes.
Plinth, plat band. Moulded brick cornice. Stone coped parapet returned
at original gable ends with stacks with oversailing caps. Set back
slightly at each end is a single bay late C19 extension in slightly
darker brick but following the C18 model precisely. To rear: C17 range
has some exposed framing with brick nogging. External end stacks with
offsets. C20 windows. Left return: sashes to 2 storey early C20 block,
now Council Chamber. Garden elevation: 2 ground floor French windows
with margin lights, diamond leaded panes, segmental relieving arches. 4
bay ornate cast-iron verandah. 3 first floor sashes. End stacks. 2 span
slate roofs. Right return steps down to lower rear block with hipped
slate roof. 1 storey outshut to rear right and further additions not of
special interest. Interior: jowled posts, windbraces in C17 roof. C19
staircase. Plaster ceiling in Council Chamber. From 1672-7 Basing House
was William Penn's home in Rickmansworth. (RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TQ0607994497
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