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Digswell House

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

Plus Code: 9C3XRQ9V+GH

Entry Name: Digswell House

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

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/11/2018

TL 21 SW

MONKS RISE (south side)
Digswell House

(formerly listed as Digswell House Arts Centre, previously listed as Digswell House)


Circa 1807. Built by Samuel Wyatt for Lord Cowper after the demolition of the medieval mansion a few years previously. A classical block of two storeys in brown stone, rendered and painted, with a replaced hipped slate roof. North (entrance) front has five windows in plain reveals, the centre three 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 two 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 four 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 three-light type, set in shallow round-headed recesses. Plain panels are sunk above the central three windows, in order to relieve the voids between the storeys. The west end is a plain wall with three windows. All windows have hung sashes with glazing bars.

Listing NGR: TL2374414869

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