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Latitude: 51.9583 / 51°57'29"N
Longitude: -0.0249 / 0°1'29"W
OS Eastings: 535811
OS Northings: 230706
OS Grid: TL358307
Mapcode National: GBR K8W.0KJ
Mapcode Global: VHGNX.J16M
Entry Name: Corneybury
Listing Date: 19 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1101809
English Heritage Legacy ID: 160364
Location: Wyddial, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Wyddial
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Layston with Buntingford
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 33 SE WYDDIAL ROYSTON ROAD (A10)
Manor house. Probably late C16 in origin, early C17 N front with wings
remodelled 1681 for Charles Crouch ('1681 CC' on rainwater heads), W
front remodelled in C18, and house renovated for William Butt in early
C19 (V & A Wallpaper Bk for 1826-29 has paper for Drawing Rm). Red brick
of differing periods with steep old red tile roofs. An irregular house
lying E-W with E shaped symmetrical formal N front of projecting porch
and flanking wings. 2 storeys and attics with lower part at SE. N front
has gables to projecting wings and central feature with moulded brick
gable parapets, oval attic windows in square frames, 3-light mullioned
and transomed windows. Leaded glazing with iron opening lights. Late C17
central Ionic porch with pediment and 6-panel door. Pedimented brick
aedicule (restored) above with statue of Juno. The front of the NW
gabled wing has been re-erected fronting a short extension to that wing
(prob in 1681) with a large chimney backing onto the window openings.
Parapeted and gabled contemporary W end altered in C18 by addition of a
2-storeys segmental brick bay window with segmental arched windows and
insertion of sash windows, deeper on Gd floor, but side windows there
altered to triple sashes in early C19. S front has 3 + 1 sash windows on
each floor with 6/6 panes, and round headed windows to low SE part
probably a former conservatory. (RCHM (1911) 245: VCH (1914), 114,
116-117: Pevsner (1977) 142: RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL3581130706
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