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Main Block at Watford Central Primary School, Watford

Description: Main Block at Watford Central Primary School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158158

OS Grid Reference: TQ1134596450
OS Grid Coordinates: 511345, 196450
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6558, -0.3918

Location: Derby Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD1 2LZ

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD1 2LZ

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Listing Text

(north side)

Main block at
Watford Central
Primary School
TQ 1196 SW 10/75


1884 brick board school. Central 2-storey main block with steep hipped slate roof,
bargeboarded gablets and central timber and copper fleche. Cable to centre front.
Five window range. Moulded brickwork to eaves and gable, long corbels and moulded
brick cornices between. Windows mostly plate glass casements with fixed top-lights
with glazing bars. Cambered window heads with fluted keystones. Broad band of
pressed brick decoration between floors with Higher Elementary Schools incised.
Buttresses between windows with stone set-offs, narrow string over at springing level
of upper window heads. Central 1st floor window flat-headed with stone tympanum
over in Gothic moulded brick arch rising into gable. Moulded brick Gothic central
doorway with deep-set door.
To each side one storey wings, 3 windows to west, 4 windows to east with triple
windows under stone lintels. Outer sections gabled with moulded Gothic arch over
windows and small Gothic lunette above lintel, over central light.

Listing NGR: TQ1134596450

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Source: English Heritage

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