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Broadfield Hall Stables

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cottered, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9618 / 51°57'42"N

Longitude: -0.0737 / 0°4'25"W

OS Eastings: 532449

OS Northings: 231005

OS Grid: TL324310

Mapcode National: GBR K8M.S7K

Mapcode Global: VHGNP.NYXH

Entry Name: Broadfield Hall Stables

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159844

Location: Cottered, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Cottered

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cottered with Broadfield

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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1/1 Broadfield Hall Stables



Stable block. Circa 1691 probably to designs by Nicholas
Hawksmoor (1661-1736) for James Forrester (d.1696), cupola
removed in C19. Red and grey brick 2 storeyed stable block, the
roof tiled and with one large hip and 2 small ones at the rear.
The front has a parapet, returned on the W. side, and the centre
breaks forward slightly under a small pedimented gable and
contains the central archway and a clock in the gable, there are
rusticated quoins to the angles and the centre has chequer
brickwork. The ground floor windows at each end of the front
have a circular recess above, both enclosed within an arched
recess. The building contains 3 loose boxes in the W part and a
harness room and staircase to the upper floor in the centre (the
E part has been converted to a large garagespace). Theloose
boxes, harness room and staircase have original wood door of 8
panels, double doors to the harness room. This building has
greater architectural quality than is usual for a stable building
of this size, and was complementary to the earlier house,
completed c1690 now destroyed and replaced by a 1930s
building.The stable block appears to have resulted from the
partial rebuilding of older buildings and the addition of a
formal 2-storeys facade on the S front and W end. (Colvin (1978)
402: Kerry Downes Hawksmoor (1969) 27: Hine RL Relics of an
Uncommon Attorney (1951) Ch 1).

Listing NGR: TL3244931005

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