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Benskin's House, Watford

Description: Benskin's House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 September 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 158216

OS Grid Reference: TQ1093597348
OS Grid Coordinates: 510935, 197348
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6640, -0.3974

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

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Listing Text


Benskin's House
(former listed as
The Clarendon Hotel)
TQ 19 NW 4/20 12.9.75


1860 by J Livock. Large yellow brick and stucco hotel associated with the station
of 1858. Italianate. Three storey. Hipped slate roof with bracketted eaves, tall
corniced brick chimneys at the corners and central pair of stacks, corniced and linked
by an arch.
Five window range to front, 3 windows to side. 1st floor windows in pilastered
surrounds with moulded caps, egg-and-dart moulded arches over with shell lunettes.
Stucco arches link centre 3 windows of front to form 5 arch feature. Moulded course
above from which break forward panelled sills of 2nd floor windows with brackets
beneath. Stucco surrounds with panels above and console brackets. Sliding sashes.
Stuccoed ground floor front with pilasters and entablature. Central porch with
Tuscan columns and outer square piers. Projecting ground floor to side with large
3-light windows with pilasters flanking central slightly projecting doorcase with
three-quarter columns. Entablature overall. Garden side doorway dated 1860. To
rear stock brick stable with gabled centre and 2 window range each side. Red brick
arched centre window head. Pilaster and entablature treatment to right side ground
floor. Banded brick between pilasters.
Builder 1860 585.

Listing NGR: TQ1093597348

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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