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The Grove the Grove Including Retaining Wall, Piers and Steps

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8006 / 51°48'2"N

Longitude: -0.0836 / 0°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 532241

OS Northings: 213065

OS Grid: TL322130

Mapcode National: GBR KBQ.3P7

Mapcode Global: VHGPN.H0PH

Plus Code: 9C3XRW28+6H

Entry Name: The Grove the Grove Including Retaining Wall, Piers and Steps

Listing Date: 12 April 1973

Last Amended: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461451

ID on this website: 101268778

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: Bengeo Holy Trinity and St Leonard with Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL3213SW PORT VALE, Bengeo
817-1/15/281 (West side)
12/04/73 The Grove including retaining wall,
piers and steps
(Formerly Listed as:
The Grove)


Includes: The Grove PORT HILL Bengeo.
House. c1833. Yellow stock brick, Flemish bond, with
yellow-grey pilaster strips. Welsh slated hipped double roof
with broad panelled eaves with flat brackets, grey brick
chimneystack with oversailing bands. Square central entry
double-depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. First floor has 3 slightly
recessed 12-pane sash windows beneath rubbed brick flat
arches. Plat band at first-floor level. Ground floor has 2
full-length sashes with 6 large panes, with rubbed brick flat
arches. Pilaster strips at ends and framing centre bay with
twin leaf 2-panel doors with raised surrounds, in moulded
frame with semicircular traceried fanlight above. Portico
doorcase with Tuscan Doric columns and responds, entablature
with plain fascia and frieze, moulded cornice and blocking
course, raised above 3 windows on first floor. Large C20
timber conservatory covers 2 left-hand bays. French windows
with sidelights at right.
West elevation has canted oriel bay with triple 4:12:4-pane
sashes, brick spandrel raised on corbelled brick; arched
doorway left of centre, with half-glazed margin glazed door.
6-light French windows under painted metal concave canopy roof
with fretted valance.
INTERIOR: plain details characteristic of early C19, central
hall with open string stair with cut bracketed treads, stick
balusters and moulded hardwood rail. Morning room to right has
egg-and-dart plaster cornice with acanthus border to ceiling;
dining room to left has scotia moulded plaster cornice and
reeded band; kitchen at rear has flagged stone floor and
fitted dresser. First floor has glazed lantern light above
landing; large rear room has interpolated reset C18 style fire
surround with eared architrave and moulded shelf, and plaster
wall panelling.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: gateway to main garden at south-west
corner of house, with brick piers with stone pineapples, and
wrought-iron gate with segmental rails and scrolled Gothick

ogee top. House backs on to a tall buttressed brown brick
retaining wall with flights of steps, piers, urns, and fitted
slate seat, to east of house.

Listing NGR: TL3224113065

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