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IoE Number: 158132
Location: SHEPHALL MANOR, BROADHALL WAY
  STEVENAGE, STEVENAGE, HERTFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Mr A. Gude
Date Photographed: 20 July 2005
Date listed: 17 May 1989
Date of last amendment: 17 May 1989
Grade II

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5257TL 22 SE 5/154 LODGE WAY/BROADHALL WAY

1. 5257 TL 22 SE 5/154 LODGE WAY/BROADHALL WAY Shephall Manor II Country house, now school. 1865 by T Roger Smith for Unwin Heathcote. Red brick with box ground stone dressings; gabled plain Staffordshire tile roofs with stone-coped gabled brick ridge and end stacks with diagonally-set flues. L-plan with servants' wing projecting to front right. High Victorian style to asym- metrical elevations. 2 storeys and attic; 6-window range. Gabled central porch: flush crocketed gable over pointed-arched doorway with ballflower ornament to moulded architrave set on engaged shafts with foliate capitals: trefoiled frieze and stone bands to first floor which has 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned window; hood mould with foliate stops over 2-light Decorated window. 5-light pointed- arched window to hall on right with high transom dividing upper row of star-shaped lights from trefoiled lights; horned plate-glass sashes set in chamfered stone architraves and trefoiled lights to gabled dormers. Plain gable end to right with raised brickwork beneath stack. Canted stair tower at angle with service wing, with crocketed capitals to pointed-arched doorway, small trefoiled lights and gargoyles to quatrefoil parapet. Partly-gabled 2-storey, 6-window range service wing to left has plate-glass sashes set in chamfered stone architraves and 2 half-dormers with 2 lateral stacks to left. Right side wall has canted stone oriel with foliate-carved frieze and capitals; hood mould with foliate stops over 3-light window with high and low transoms dividing trefoiled lights from trefoils above and quatrefoils below; square-headed doorway set in segmental-headed archi- trave with ballflower ornament; trefoiled lights to gabled dormers; gable end to right has similar 3-light window above canted oriel with trefoiled lights. Rear elevation has pointed-arched lights with trefoil-headed sashes to first floor and to canted and square bay windows; canted oriel with foliate-carved frieze and half-hipped dormer windows adjoins central gabled projection; 5-light arcaded window with engaged shafts above similar 2-light window and hood mould with foliate stops over pointed-arched doorway; then gabled bay with canted bay window to plainer service end which has sashes set in shouldered architraves. Interior: decorative tile floor to lobby. Panelled doors and shutters. Hall has French- Gothic fireplace, panelled dado and neo-Georgian staircase with twisted balusters. Rest of interiors have classical cornicing and ceiling bosses, and some marble fireplaces. T R Smith was foundereditor of "The Architect" and Professor of Construction at University College, London, and is noted as the architect of buildings in both England and India.

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