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A Grade II Listed Building in Baldock, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9835 / 51°59'0"N

Longitude: -0.185 / 0°11'5"W

OS Eastings: 524741

OS Northings: 233232

OS Grid: TL247332

Mapcode National: GBR J6Y.N17

Mapcode Global: VHGNM.RD2R

Entry Name: Parkside

Listing Date: 14 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391907

English Heritage Legacy ID: 500988

Location: North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Town: North Hertfordshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Baldock Town

Built-Up Area: Baldock

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Baldock

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


838/0/10005 LONDON ROAD
14-AUG-02 2

House. c.1910. Aylwin O. Cave, F.R.I.B.A. [1875-1935]. Brick lower walls with flat brick tile detail, roughcast to first floor and gables. Applied pegged timber framing to gables and timber-framed bay windows with yellow brick and flat brick tile nogging. Timber windows with leaded panes. Brick chimneystacks with flint and tile detail. Re-used malting tiles to roof. 2 storeys-plus-attic Arts and Crafts-style house.

PLAN: L-shaped plan of main 2 intersecting gabled ranges.

EXTERIOR: SOUTH (front) elevation of 3 sections. To right: wide, half-hipped gable encompassing attic and first floor. Gable with 2-storey oriel to centre comprising 3 leaded pane lights to each floor above 3 rendered panels each with timber curved diamond motif. Remainder of gable with applied pegged timber framing including curved braces, plaster in-fill, and slender panels of flat brick tiles. Recessed main entrance to ground floor at left of gable, framed by brick piers with tile courses and timber lintel. To centre: Small glazed room with leaded panes above brick plinth projects at ground floor, beneath exaggerated dormer with flat-roof at first floor with panels of leaded pane windows above panels with nogging of thin yellow bricks above tile course. Chimney of multiple stacks, that to front lower with flint decoration within miniature gable. To left: small hipped-roof dormer at first floor set within deep roof that, supported by chamfered posts, forms porch with wood brackets to eaves. EAST elevation. To left, 2-storey, 3-sided bay window pierces deep tile roof. At ground floor, leaded pane lights above brick plinth; at first floor, leaded pane lights above panels with brick and tile nogging. Central chimney detailed as at front. Recessed multi-pane door to centre. NORTH elevation. To left, main gable as at front, but plainer with brick ground floor, course of brick tiles and roughcast above. Multi-pane, wood-framed windows to ground and first floors. To ground floor, advanced room with hipped tiled roof. Plain brick chimney to centre of gable. To right, large window of 4 leaded panes. WEST elevation: To right, wide gable with 2-storey, 3-sided bay window with leaded pane lights and brick and tile nogging at first floor as at front.

INTERIOR: Dining room to right of entrance hall with 2 exposed beams and inglenook with altered fireplace. Hall to left with projecting glazed room and small fireplace with tile and wood surround, leading to drawing room with exposed beams and inglenook with altered fireplace. Central stair with panelling, square-plan newels with flat caps, and alternating splat and angled stick balusters, which continue along open landing. Main room to rear originally kitchen with glazed brick dadoes and built-in cupboards, larder, bell system, and door to outside. First floor with 3 bedrooms mirroring ground floor plan, each with exposed beams. Main bedroom with wood-framed inglenook with altered fireplace and flanking built-in cupboards. Additional room above hall incorporates glazed dormer. 2-panel, high-waisted doors throughout.

SUBSIDIARY: Brick piers to entrance gate with tile courses, capped with miniature gable with flint and tile detail.

SOURCES: Pevsner, Nikolaus revised by Bridget Cherry. The Buildings of England, Hertfordshire.
Macartney, Mervyn E. Recent English Domestic Architecture. 1912.

Arts and Crafts-style house of c.1910 by Letchworth-based architect Aylwin O. Cave, mostly unchanged from when it was published in 1912 with imaginative and thoughtful massing and materials, as well as many original fittings.

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

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