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Latitude: 51.7777 / 51°46'39"N
Longitude: -0.1122 / 0°6'43"W
OS Eastings: 530336
OS Northings: 210464
OS Grid: TL303104
Mapcode National: GBR KBW.GGX
Mapcode Global: VHGPN.0LK2
Entry Name: Roxford House
Listing Date: 24 November 1966
Last Amended: 11 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1367440
English Heritage Legacy ID: 356179
Location: Hertingfordbury, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG14
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Hertingfordbury
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Hertingfordbury
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
HERTINGFORDBURY ST. MARY'S LANE
TL 31 SW
6/73 Roxford House
24.11.66 (formerly listed
House. Early C18 for J Brassey. Extended mid C19 and 1960 by E Maxwell.
Brown brick with red brick dressings, part whitewashed. Tiled roofs.
Originally 3 bays, double depth. 2 storeys and attic. Original front to
SE faces River Lea and moated site of earlier manor house, now garden.
Central entrance with glazed door, flanking 16 pane sashes in shallow
reveals with segmental heads. Plat band to first floor with iron frame
small pane mullion and transom casements. Timber eaves cornice. 2 flat
headed 3 light small pane dormers over outer bays. Gambrel roof. 4 large
internal end stacks. To left 1 storey C19 dairy with glazed door to
garden with segmental head. Dentilled eaves to hipped slate roof. Left
return entrance and casements. To rear 2 bays, ground floor 3 light
iron frame casements with segmental heads, that to left extending over a
door, first floor iron frame casements, a 2 light flat headed dormer,
leaded lights. Attached to right end of C18 house and projecting
slightly further into garden is mid C19 addition. Right return is now
principal entrance elevation. 3 bays, that to left larger and slightly
projecting under a gable. Recessed sashes with gauged brick flat arched
heads, continuous plat band, blind opening in attic, wavy bargeboards.
To right panelled door in brick porch with gauged brick flat arch and
simple cornice, ground floor 12 pane and first floor 16 pane sashes, hip
to right. Projecting into garden from C19 block is 1960 weatherboarded
and glazed studio. Interior: stop chamfered bearers and fireplace lintel,
early C19 staircase. Joseph Haydn stayed at Roxford in 1791-2 as a guest
of N Brassey. (VCH 1912, East Herts Archaeological Society Transactions,
1916, vol.6, pt.2, p.188: Hertfordshire Countryside, vol.25, 143, March
1971, p.38: Pevsner 1977).
Listing NGR: TL3033610464
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