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Old Court House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hampstead Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5624 / 51°33'44"N

Longitude: -0.1801 / 0°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 526246

OS Northings: 186405

OS Grid: TQ262864

Mapcode National: GBR D0.77Y

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.TZNN

Entry Name: Old Court House

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477617

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampstead Town

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/16/1221 (West side)
14/05/74 Old Court House


Detached house, now converted to retirement home flatlets.
Early C18 with late C18 and early C19 alterations and
additions. Multi-coloured stock brick. Extensions with slated
hipped roofs.
Central bay of 3 storeys and cellar flanked by 2 storey later
extensions. Windows 2:3:2, the centre 3 blind. Central doorway
with Doric doorcase under glass and timber porch. Mostly
gauged red brick flat arches to recessed sashes with exposed
boxing. Southern extension has a ground floor canted bay
window with ogee penthouse roof.
INTERIOR: hall has distyle-in-antis timber Ionic screen and
chimney-piece with Ionic three quarter columns, egg-and-dart
cornice, and frieze panels with a cartouche flanked by
foliage. Stair of column on vase balusters with fluted
Composite capital newel. Understood to retain other features
of interest.
HISTORICAL NOTE: known variously as Heath View, Earlsmead and
the Old Court House. This latter name coined as late as 1926
when the house was bought by Mr Campbell Hunter. The name
referred to the fact that during the 1850s the house was
occupied by the Dunnett Estate Office: Dunnett was the Manor
Surveyor at that period, and a seemingly spurious connection
with manorial courts (which were actually held at the original
Jack Straw's Castle) was thus stressed.

Listing NGR: TQ2624686405

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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