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Riversdale Mill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8076 / 51°48'27"N

Longitude: -0.0635 / 0°3'48"W

OS Eastings: 533605

OS Northings: 213881

OS Grid: TL336138

Mapcode National: GBR KBK.NR9

Mapcode Global: VHGPG.VT9N

Entry Name: Riversdale Mill House

Listing Date: 30 September 1983

Last Amended: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461245

Location: Hertford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hertford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ware

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


HERTFORD

TL3313 WARE PARK
817-1/6/357 Riversdale Mill House
30/09/83
(Formerly Listed as:
WARE RURAL
WARE PARK
Riversdale Mill House)

GV II


House. c1800. Ware white brick with slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic square building of unusual form.
Wide gable end faces south to riverside road with symmetrical
3-windows on each floor, the central windows being much
narrower and the 1st-floor window having a lower head. Central
part of roof raised in a top-hamper creating a step in the
gable on each side of the large central attic window. Recessed
sash windows with vertical margin lights, gauged flat arches
and stone sills. Brick plat band crosses gable at eaves level,
interrupted by arches of larger windows to each floor under
flat gauged arches. Slate slab in blind upper opening on east.
Round-headed opening for views down road outside high garden
wall. Square internal chimneys. Narrow verge moulding.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this was the miller's house for the Ware Park
Mill, built 1721 by James Fordham, driven by a mill stream
taken from the River Rib the only over-shot mill in Hertford.
During C19 the mill belonged to JW French & Co of Ware. Of the
once large complex of Mill, maltings and ancillary structures
only the house now survives.
(Green L: Hertford's Past in Pictures: Ware: 1993-: 76-77).


Listing NGR: TL3360513881

The asset was previously listed twice also under the parish of Ware Rural at List entry 1089146. This entry was removed from the List on 10 July 2017.

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

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HERTFORD

TL3313 WARE PARK
817-1/6/357 Riversdale Mill House
30/09/83
(Formerly Listed as:
WARE RURAL
WARE PARK
Riversdale Mill House)

GV II


House. c1800. Ware white brick with slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic square building of unusual form.
Wide gable end faces south to riverside road with symmetrical
3-windows on each floor, the central windows being much
narrower and the 1st-floor window having a lower head. Central
part of roof raised in a top-hamper creating a step in the
gable on each side of the large central attic window. Recessed
sash windows with vertical margin lights, gauged flat arches
and stone sills. Brick plat band crosses gable at eaves level,
interrupted by arches of larger windows to each floor under
flat gauged arches. Slate slab in blind upper opening on east.
Round-headed opening for views down road outside high garden
wall. Square internal chimneys. Narrow verge moulding.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this was the miller's house for the Ware Park
Mill, built 1721 by James Fordham, driven by a mill stream
taken from the River Rib the only over-shot mill in Hertford.
During C19 the mill belonged to JW French & Co of Ware. Of the
once large complex of Mill, maltings and ancillary structures
only the house now survives.
(Green L: Hertford's Past in Pictures: Ware: 1993-: 76-77).


Listing NGR: TL3360513881

The asset was previously listed twice also under the parish of Ware Rural at List entry 1089146. This entry was removed from the List on 10 July 2017.

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