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Latitude: 51.6935 / 51°41'36"N
Longitude: -0.2944 / 0°17'39"W
OS Eastings: 517982
OS Northings: 200789
OS Grid: TL179007
Mapcode National: GBR H8Y.Y2M
Mapcode Global: VHGPX.VP6N
Entry Name: The Mansion
Listing Date: 12 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1346958
English Heritage Legacy ID: 164330
Location: Shenley, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD7
Civil Parish: Shenley
Built-Up Area: Shenley
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Shenley
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 10 SE SHENLEY PORTERS PARK
3/275 The Mansion
Formerly Country House, now used for hospital administration and
accommodation. 1902 rebuilding of C18 or earlier house, dated on cupola.
By C.J.Harold Cooper for C.Raphael. Stuccoed brick. Stone and timber
dressings. Green slate roof. Half H plan extended, perhaps reflecting
earlier arrangements. Edwardian Classical/Baroque Style. 3 storeys.
3:5:3. Ground floor of central range projects forward to plane of
projecting wings. Ashlar Tuscan portico,hexastyle in antis,balustraded
parapet. Entrance 2nd bay from right in timber porch with leaded, glazed
panels. Timber glazing bar casements throughout, some sashes to wings
and to rear. 2 bays to right on upper storeys of main range have an
extra staircase window, all with stained glass. Continuous timber
modillioned cornice over first floor. Coped parapet. Steeply pitched
double span roof. Turret with cupola central to front ridge, Baroque
detailing. Wings canted to front. Relieving arches over first floor
windows. Left return similar with additions at front angle and to ground
floor. Rear elevation, 3:5:3. Slightly projecting centre under a shallow
gable with raking, moulded stone cornice. Central 3 bays: ground floor
canted bay addition, 2nd floor single lugged architrave with central
round-headed window and scrolled jambs. Rambling extensions to right,
similar in appearance with simpler detail, a small ogee turreted bay to
rear. Interior: complex open well stair with twin flights up to landing,
panelling with carved ornament and plaster ceilings on ground floor all
in C17 styles. N.Hawksmoor lived here up to his death in 1736. Admiral
Lord Richard Howe also lived here. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner 1977).
Listing NGR: TL1798200789
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