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Yeomanry House and Attached Front Area Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7968 / 51°47'48"N

Longitude: -0.082 / 0°4'55"W

OS Eastings: 532363

OS Northings: 212649

OS Grid: TL323126

Mapcode National: GBR KBQ.B2T

Mapcode Global: VHGPN.J3JC

Plus Code: 9C3XQWW9+P6

Entry Name: Yeomanry House and Attached Front Area Railings

Listing Date: 12 April 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461490

Also known as: Yeomanry House, Hertford

ID on this website: 101268733

Location: Hertford, East Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hertford

Built-Up Area: Hertford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hertford St Andrew with St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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817-1/16/212 (North side)
12/04/73 No.28
Yeomanry House and attached front
area railings


House, now Territorial Army centre. c1725 with C20 alterations
and extensions. Grey brick, Flemish bond, with red dressings.
Old tiled roofs concealed by tall parapet with flat stone
PLAN: central entrance plan, 1 room depth, 3 rooms on each
floor, 1 to west, 2 smaller to east, with C19 outshut.
EXTERIOR: 5 bay facade, 2 storeys and attic above. Baroque
style front elevation. Giant Roman Ionic pilasters left and
right, grey brick with red quoins, plinth and base with torus
moulding, carved stone capitals, entablature with red brick
fascia, brick dentils and moulded bands. Pilasters continue as
plain responds across attic storey.
First floor has 5 windows, 3 flush-set 12-pane sashes with
architrave surrounds, 2 at left and 1 in centre, with recessed
12-pane sashes in 2 right-hand (east) bays, all under
segmental rubbed red brick arches, with red brick reveals.
Attic storey has 5 similar but slightly shorter windows with
raised triple keystones in rubbed brickwork projecting above
extrados of arches.
Ground floor has 4 flush-set windows, 2 at left without
intermediate horizontal glazing bars; 2 at right 12-pane, all
beneath segmental rubbed brick arches with raised triple
keystones. Central doorway with stone threshold and 2 stone
steps. 8-fielded panelled door in architrave frame, with brick
door surround, Roman Ionic pilasters with stone plinths,
entablature above with dentils and cornice and segmental
pediment. Central first-floor window above framed by aedicule
with smaller scale Roman Ionic pilasters, entablature and
segmental pediment with dentils, the cornice breaking through
the dentil course of the main cornice of the building. Left
and right flank elevations blank.
Large C20 extensions at rear not of special interest.
INTERIOR: simple panelled hall with dado, arch with fluted
pilasters, moulded fascia, keyblock. 6-panel doors, rooms on
ground and first floor retain panelling and heavy moulded wood
cornices, but fireplaces altered. Open-well dogleg stair with
column newels, iron twist column on bobbin balusters, open
string with carved bracketed treads and bold moulded ramped

handrails, panelled dado with ramped rail, panelled walls to
first floor landing. Attic storey rooms now largely
remodelled. Roof structure not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: fine C18 wrought-iron railings around
front basement area.
(Hope Bagenal: The Georgian and Post Georgian Buildings of
Hertford: 1929-: 11; Hertfordshire Countryside: Forrester H:
Hertford Homes in Queen Anne's Day: Letchworth: 1946-1960:
104-107; Hertfordshire Countryside: Moodey G: Georgian
brickwork of the choicest sort: Letchworth: 1946-1973: 27; The
Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Hertfordshire: Harmondsworth:
1977-: 192; Smith JT: English Houses 1200-1800: The
Hertfordshire Evidence: London: 1992-: 167; Smith JT:
Hertfordshire Houses: Selective Inventory: London: 1993-: 87).

Listing NGR: TL3236312648

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