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Fanhams Hall with Buildings on Courtvard (The Building Societies Staff College)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wareside, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8227 / 51°49'21"N

Longitude: -0.0109 / 0°0'39"W

OS Eastings: 537186

OS Northings: 215656

OS Grid: TL371156

Mapcode National: GBR KBF.Q1P

Mapcode Global: VHGPH.RGL2

Entry Name: Fanhams Hall with Buildings on Courtvard (The Building Societies Staff College)

Listing Date: 24 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281155

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356050

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: Ware Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 31NE WARE RURAL FANHAMS HALL ROAD
(north side)

2/34 Fanhams Hall with
buildings on courtyard
(The Building Societies
24.1.67 Staff College)
(Formerly listed under General)

GV II*

Country house and outbuildings, now a staff college. Early C18
greatly enlarged and altered in 1898 - 1901 by W Wood Bethell for
Richard Benyon Croft. Bought by Westminster BAnk 1950, and
Building Societies Association 1971. E wall of 3-storeys brick
house of c1715 exposed only in interior courtyard (top floor
c1800). 3-windows wide with flat arches and aprons to windows
with moulded floor bands. Encased and extended as an irregular
3-storeys Jacobean style mansion, roughcast with stone dressings
and mullioned and transomed windows and bays. Steep red tile
roofs behind parapet. Projecting double height hall-range on N
with long-gallery over. The E entrance front has a 3-storeyed
central porch, and is of 8-bays. The W garden front has 3-bays
of 3-storeys, and the hall-wing to the left of 2-storeys, 2-bays
wide, projecting 5-bays forward. The courtyard facade is of 15
bays and 2-storeys. The courtyard entrance is by a round arch
with an ogee hood mould, flanked by twin 2-storey towers with
pyramid roofs. Single-storey cottages built on to retaining wall
and square towers stand at the angles. Exit from court by
archway under clock tower with refaced C18 one and a half storeys
Old Coach House attached. Circa 1965 bedroom wing in outer yard
(car park) not of special interest. Splendid contemporary
interiors in Arts and Crafts style with plasterwork by L A
Turner, stained glass by Morris and Co. in Library, oak panelling
and beamed ceilings, carved stone chimney pieces, and walnut
panelling of lounge inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Fine C18
staircase retained. 2 carved Venetian stone wellheads, one by
service door and one to N of main door. (Pevsner (1977) 382:
RCHM Typescript: papers at house).


Listing NGR: TL3718615656

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