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Digswell House Arts Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158246

Location: Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL8

County: Hertfordshire

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

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Listing Text

(south side)
Digswell House Arts Centre
(formerly listed as
Digswell House)
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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