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Garston Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.702 / 51°42'7"N

Longitude: -0.3936 / 0°23'36"W

OS Eastings: 511110

OS Northings: 201583

OS Grid: TL111015

Mapcode National: GBR H8T.9B5

Mapcode Global: VHFSF.4H93

Entry Name: Garston Manor

Listing Date: 3 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158672

Location: Abbots Langley, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, WD25

County: Hertfordshire

District: Three Rivers

Parish: Abbots Langley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Leavesden All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Listing Text

TL 10 SW ABBOTS LANGLEY HIGH ELMS LANE
(Southwest side)
Garston

4/26 Garston Manor


GV II


Country house, now medical rehabilitation centre. Early C19, extended
c.1870 for C. Watney and c.1920 for Bourne family. Yellow stock brick
with stone dressings. Slate roofs. Neo-Classical and Neo-Georgian
Styles. 2 storey earlier blocks, 3 storey later block. Original 4 bay
front to centre facing garden. 7 bays added to left. 7 bays to right
later. Double depth. Garden front, originally entrance front. Late C19
ground floor projection to centre, outer French doors, inner sashes,
gauged brick flat arched heads. Balustraded parapet to balcony. First
floor glazing bar sashes, 1 door, flat arched heads. Stone cornice.
Gable end stacks with stone caps. Projecting slightly to left is late
C19 block with central French doors in stone architrave with segmental
pediment on consoles. Flanking architraved sashes with stone sill band,
first floor sashes smaller, that to centre tripartite, stone band to
corbelled cornice. 2 ridge stacks flanking central bay. Hipped roof.
Block to right has 2 bays projecting less than 5 outer bays. An entrance
and small sashes in link section. Three 24 pane sashes with key blocked
architraves, moulded sills to ground floor ballroom. First floor is as
earlier block. Cornice to coped parapet with ball finials. Gable end
stacks. 3 flat topped dormers. 3 bay right return has a former entrance
with architrave, bracketed hood, key blocked architraves to flanking
sashes. 3 bay left return of late C19 block has centre bay tripartite
sashes. Present entrance front is all late C19 except early C20 block to
left. Central entrance in 7 bay block to right, architraved, as opposing
elevation. Projecting to left 7 further bays, similar,roof hipped to
right. 3 storey early C20 block to left projects further with a 5 bay
front, ground floor and first floor central sashes have plain stone
surrounds, bracketed sill to lugged architrave and segmental pediment on
first floor, second floor central tripartite sash, stone key blocks to
flanking first floor windows. Recessed panels in parapet, coped with
ball finials. End stacks. Hipped roof. Interior: mosaic paving to
staircase hall with gallery, top-lit, neo-classical plasterwork and
overdoors. Late C19 Persian Room with decorative copper plates on
leather doors, Persian tiled fireplace. Early C19 secondary stair with
vase balusters. Garston Manor was known as High Elms until 1895. Late
C20 additions not of special interest.


Listing NGR: TL1111001583

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