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The Old School House, Abbots Langley

Description: The Old School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 158658

OS Grid Reference: TL0812200579
OS Grid Coordinates: 508122, 200579
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6936, -0.4371

Location: A41, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 8RQ

Locality: Abbots Langley
Local Authority: Three Rivers District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD4 8RQ

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Listing Text

(North side)
Hunton Bridge

3/11 The Old School House
7.8.73 (formerly listed as
Langleybury School)


Former school, now offices. 1858 with funds provided by W.J. Loyd of
Langleybury House (q.v.). Altered and converted 1974. Knapped flint with
red brick dressings. Decoratively tiled roof. Gothic Revival Style. 1
storey hall with inserted attic to front. 2 storey house to rear. 6
bays. Entrance to right of centre in steeply gabled porch. Pointed
arched door. Brick plinth, quoins. Bargeboards with king posts from
collar, pierced trefoils, finial. Small lights in returns. To right two
2-light casements with angled heads, chamfered brick surrounds with
shallow pointed heads. To left a similar 3 light window and further left
two 2-light windows, as to right. Inserted over outer bags are 2 C20
paired gabled dormers following original details. Ridge tiles. On ridge
to left a triangular bellcote, cusped base with spirelet, weathervane.
Gable ends have large 3 light mullion and transom windows in pointed
arches with tiled tympana. Bargeboards with king posts from collars. To
rear left extends a link block with a ground floor 2 bay open fronted
lean-to. Gambrel roof on link with an original 3 light hipped dormer. 2
cross axial ridge stacks with panelled shafts, oversailing caps. To rear
is former schoolmaster's house, projecting gable end to left, ground
floor canted bay, first floor 2 light casement, plain bargeboards. To
rear gabled left bay projects slightly, 2 and 3 light casements.
Interior not inspected. To rear right extend C20 additions not of
special interest.

Listing NGR: TL0812200579

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Source: English Heritage

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