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Monmouth House, Watford

Description: Monmouth House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 November 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 158205

OS Grid Reference: TQ1076496731
OS Grid Coordinates: 510764, 196731
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6585, -0.4001

Location: Gaumont Approach, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 1BD

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD17 1BD

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Listing Text

7/35 (east side)

Nos 85, 87, 89
91, 93 and 95
(Monmouth House)

The second sentence in part 2 should be amended to read:

'The northern half was entirely rebuilt 1927 by H Colbeck to match the southern half'.

(east side)

TQ 1096 NE 7/35 25.11.77 Nos 85,87,89

II 91,93,and 95
(Monmouth House)
Substantial early to mid C17 red brick house built for R Carey, Earl of Monmouth,
died 1639. The northern half was entirely rebuilt 1927 to match the southern half,
which was heavily restored. The rebuilt parts used bricks from Cassiobury House.
Three storey range, 4 coped gables with parapets between. Eight window range to
1st floor, 4-windows to 2nd. Restored casement windows in segment arched openings.
Three light windows to 1st floor and outer 2nd floor openings. Four light in centre
windows. Brick string between 1st and 2nd floors. Modern ground floor.
Two-gabled south end wall with 2 large chimney stacks, part rebuilt. To rear of
this section short C19 wing.
Interior of old section includes much restored C17 oak stair with moulded rail,
turned balusters and square newels. Panelled entrance hall with key blocked arched
surround to entry. Moulded oak fireplace to 2nd floor upper hall. Tie-beam-end-
collar roof trusses with queen struts. Some panelled doors on this floor.

S Castle: Timber-framed buildings in Watford 1977 pp. 24-26.

Listing NGR: TQ1076496731

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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