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Essendon Place (Eastern Electricity Staff Training College), Essendon

Description: Essendon Place (Eastern Electricity Staff Training College)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 158314

OS Grid Reference: TL2737807920
OS Grid Coordinates: 527378, 207920
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7555, -0.1559

Location: 55 High Road, Essendon, Hertfordshire AL9 6HX

Locality: Essendon
Local Authority: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL9 6HX

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Listing Text

(west side)

9/55 Essendon Place
(Eastern Electricity Staff
30.3.66 Training College)

- II

Country house. Circa 1830 remodelling of late C18 house.
Extended and refurbished in 1920s by Sir Frederick William Lewis,
later Lord Essendon. Further extensions c1960 as conversion to
present use. Painted stucco, slate roof. 2 storeys and attics.
5-window block on right has projecting square pavilions enclosing
tetrastyle Greek Ionic loggia, the end bays with shallow
segmental-headed recesses. Sash windows. 9-window extension on
left. Garden elevation has 3-window end projections and a
central full-height canted bay window with 1st floor cast iron
balcony. Interior is mostly in a 1920s Georgian revival style.
Large-scale detailing including staircase entrance hall. Ground
floor left hand room has late cl8 panelling. Some c1830
doorcases on landing. Large c1960 extension on N side.

Listing NGR: TL2737807920

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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