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Latitude: 51.8188 / 51°49'7"N
Longitude: -0.2061 / 0°12'21"W
OS Eastings: 523744
OS Northings: 214869
OS Grid: TL237148
Mapcode National: GBR J8V.W61
Mapcode Global: VHGPD.CKX3
Entry Name: Digswell House Arts Centre
Listing Date: 29 December 1950
Last Amended: 4 November 1980
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1101082
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158246
Location: Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL8
District: Welwyn Hatfield
Town: Welwyn Hatfield
Electoral Ward/Division: Sherrards
Built-Up Area: Welwyn Garden City
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Digswell
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
5260 MONKS RISE
Digswell House Arts Centre
(formerly listed as
TL 21 SW 1/5 29.12.50
Circa 1807. Built by Samuel Wyatt for Lord Cowper after the demolition of the mediaeval
mansion a few years previously. A classical block of 2 storeys in brown stone,
rendered and painted, with a replaced hipped slate roof. North (entrance) front
has 5 windows in plain reveals, the centre 3 windows set in a slightly advanced
bay under a simple pediment. Band at first floor cills. The front door, now entirely
glazed, is enclosed by a severe Doric porch with 2 columns supporting a simple projecting
cornice below a flat roof. Later C19 brick wing added to the north east. Rendered
plinth. The south front is enriched by a very shallow portico of 4 tall Ionic columns
that run the whole height of the house and support an undecorated entablature.
Above this runs a low parapet, stepped slightly over the central pair of columns.
The outer windows on the ground floor are of the C19 3-light type, set in shallow
round-headed recesses. Plain panels are sunk above the central 3 windows, in order
to relieve the voids between the storeys. The west end is a plain wall with 3 windows.
All windows have hung sashes with glazing bars.
Listing NGR: TL2374414869
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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