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The Bricket Picture House and Little Bricket

A Grade II Listed Building in St Stephen, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6913 / 51°41'28"N

Longitude: -0.3702 / 0°22'12"W

OS Eastings: 512751

OS Northings: 200432

OS Grid: TL127004

Mapcode National: GBR 51.1C7

Mapcode Global: VHFSF.JRN9

Plus Code: 9C3XMJRH+GW

Entry Name: The Bricket Picture House and Little Bricket

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163885

Location: St. Stephen, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Civil Parish: St Stephen

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

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(north west side)

12/341 The Bricket Picture House
and Little Bricket


House, now divided into two residences,
built by the architect Frederick Wallen for himself, c.1890. The
upper floor of the front part of the house has a remarkable set
of plaster reliefs. Ground floor is red and brown brick.
Cement bands. Mosaic panels beneath the slightly jettied half-
timbered upper floor. Machine tile roof. Front part (The
Bricket Picture House) is one and a half storeys; rear part is
1 storey and attics. The front part has glazing bar casements,
those of ground floor with small panes top and bottom. 2 window
front, the left window a square bay carried through the eaves. S
gable end has a central ground floor square window bay, upper
floor with a trefoil-headed casement. Timbered gable projects
slightly. The relief pictures are carried round three sides of
this block. Set in the panels of the timber frame, the figures
are in red plaster with brown and white plaster backgrounds.
They show late C19 sporting activities, often crossing several
panels. On the front elevations the scenes include a hunt, a 4-
man scull and a wrestling match. The hunt continues on the N
gable end. On the S gable end the panels are quite badly
weathered and include a cricket and rugby match. Behind the
front block the house is lower. The rear part (Little Bricket)
has no reliefs. It has half-timbered gables and dormers, the N
side with a C20 tile-hung attic. Projecting wing on S side is
said to have been a chapel. (A Souvenir of Bricket Wood, The
Bricket Wood Society (1982)).

Listing NGR: TL1275100432

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