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Blakesware Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Wareside, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8276 / 51°49'39"N

Longitude: 0.038 / 0°2'16"E

OS Eastings: 540540

OS Northings: 216291

OS Grid: TL405162

Mapcode National: GBR LCT.BG6

Mapcode Global: VHHLZ.LBYB

Plus Code: 9F32R2HQ+26

Entry Name: Blakesware Manor

Listing Date: 18 May 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356043

Location: Wareside, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Wareside

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wareside Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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3/3 Blakesware Manor
(Formerly listed under Wareside)


Country house, now 5 houses. 1876-9 ('1878' on garden front) by
George Devey for Mrs Hadsley Gosselin. R C chapel for Sir Martin
Gosselin opened 1896, house reduced and altered 1937 after fire
bv Paul Phipps, range linking chapel to house rebuilt as monastic
building 1968, house subdivided with separate porches in early
Renaissance style in 1980's. Red brick with blue diaper work and
stone dressings. Steep red tile roofs. A tall 3-and 4-storeys
scholarly neo-Tudor house, now L-shaped with the entrance court
within the angle. The garden front (E) of 3-storeys has
mullioned and transomed bay windows, Tudor arched doorways, and
central tower with open lantern. Chapel in matchinq style with
steep tiled roof and panelled E end. The country house of 1876-9
replaced a brick house of 1664 built for Sir Thomas Leventhorpe
of Sawbridgeworth which Charles Lamb described under the name of
Blakesmoor (demolished in 1822). (VCH (1912) 389: Pevsner
(1977) 406: RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL4066316488

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