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Main Block at Watford Boys Grammer School, Watford

Description: Main Block at Watford Boys Grammer School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158213

OS Grid Reference: TQ0978996328
OS Grid Coordinates: 509789, 196328
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6550, -0.4143

Location: 95 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD1 7JF

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD1 7JF

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Listing Text


Main block at
Watford Boys
Grammer School
TQ 09 NE 3/16


1910-12. Russell and Cooper. Very long neo-Georgian brick school building. Purple
stock brick with red brick dressings. Two storey and attic, slate roofs and flat-
topped dormers with glazing bars. Wood dentil eaves cornice. 3-9-3 centre range,
the ends slightly projected and the roof above slightly hipped. Two brick ridge
stacks. Exposed box sashes with glazing bars. Brick aprons beneath. Gauged brick
heads and stone keystones to ground floor windows. Ornate central stone porch of
early C18/Baroque type. Bolection moulded door surround, Roman Doric pilasters
flanking carrying entablature and open segmental pediment, armorial cartouche in
tympanum with dates 1704 and 1884 (dates of foundation of previous Watford schools).
Each side of this central range is recessed 5 window section, 5 dormers, 5 bulls-eye
windows with keystones to 1st floor, 4 small glazing bar sashes under relieving arches
and one large sash similar to centre block windows to ground floor. Beyond, coming
forward with slightly hipped roofs are further 5 window sections. Small glazing bar
sashes with relieving arches to ground floor, large 20 pane sashes similar to centre
block above, 3 dormers. At east end is an additional 5 window section similar to
To rear large hall, parallel to front, with 3 round headed windows under broken
segmental pediment gables. Large flat headed windows between. Glazing bars.
Octagonal cupola on brick base with copper dome. Four rear wings with pedimental
gables and moulded wood cornices. Ornamental drainpipes with 1911 date on hopper-heads.

Listing NGR: TQ0978996328

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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