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Parish Church of St Etheldreda

A Grade I Listed Building in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7615 / 51°45'41"N

Longitude: -0.2118 / 0°12'42"W

OS Eastings: 523505

OS Northings: 208488

OS Grid: TL235084

Mapcode National: GBR J9M.F8F

Mapcode Global: VHGPL.8ZWJ

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Etheldreda

Listing Date: 30 March 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158362

Location: Hatfield, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9

County: Hertfordshire

District: Welwyn Hatfield

Civil Parish: Hatfield

Built-Up Area: Hatfield

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bishops Hatfield Saint Etheldreda with Saint Luke

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(south side)

15/99 Parish Church of St


Church. C13 and C15. Some work of early C17. 1872 rebuilt
exterior by David Brandon. Flint walls with stone dressings.
Ashlar NE chapel. Cruciform plan with N and S chancel chapels,
transepts with western chapels, N and S porches and W tower.
Tower is 4 stages with setback buttresses, a broad W door with
quatrefoil decoration in the spandrels and a 4-light W window.
Windows of nave and chancel are Decorated style. Interior has
aisleless nave with waggon roof. Narrow W arch with deeply
moulded jambs. Panelled chancel roof. NE chancel chapel (The
Salisbury Chapel) by Francis Carter for Willaim, second Earl of
Salisbury, as mortuary chapel for his father. Perpendicular
style windows. 3-bay arcade to chancel with Tuscan columns of
Shap granite. Interior redecorated in 1871 by third Marquess of
Salisbury: mosaic walls with Alabaster arcade of trefoiled
arches. Painted panelled ceiling. W and S wrought iron gates of
early C18 Flemish work. Monument in centre to Robert Cecil,
first Earl of Salisbury d. 1612. Sculptures of Earl and
supporting female figures by Maximilian Colt. Also in chapel C13
floor effigy of knight, and effigy of William Curll by Nicholas
Stone, 1617. C15 SE chancel chapel (The Brocket Chapel) has
large marble standing wall monument to Sir James Read by Michael
Rysbrack, 1765, 1598 wall monument to Sir John Brocket and tomb
of 2nd Viscount Melbourne (d.1848). Tie beam roof with head
stops. C13 arch to SW transept chapel. Good later C19 glass: S
transept window by Burne Jones, 1894; chancel E window and NE
chapel window by Clayton and Bell, c.1870-2. (Pevsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2350508488

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