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Garston Manor, Abbots Langley

Description: Garston Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 158672

OS Grid Reference: TL1111001583
OS Grid Coordinates: 511110, 201583
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7020, -0.3936

Location: 3 Hop Garden Way, Watford WD25 0JN

Locality: Abbots Langley
Local Authority: Three Rivers District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD25 0JN

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Listing Text

(Southwest side)

4/26 Garston Manor


Country house, now medical rehabilitation centre. Early C19, extended
c.1870 for C. Watney and c.1920 for Bourne family. Yellow stock brick
with stone dressings. Slate roofs. Neo-Classical and Neo-Georgian
Styles. 2 storey earlier blocks, 3 storey later block. Original 4 bay
front to centre facing garden. 7 bays added to left. 7 bays to right
later. Double depth. Garden front, originally entrance front. Late C19
ground floor projection to centre, outer French doors, inner sashes,
gauged brick flat arched heads. Balustraded parapet to balcony. First
floor glazing bar sashes, 1 door, flat arched heads. Stone cornice.
Gable end stacks with stone caps. Projecting slightly to left is late
C19 block with central French doors in stone architrave with segmental
pediment on consoles. Flanking architraved sashes with stone sill band,
first floor sashes smaller, that to centre tripartite, stone band to
corbelled cornice. 2 ridge stacks flanking central bay. Hipped roof.
Block to right has 2 bays projecting less than 5 outer bays. An entrance
and small sashes in link section. Three 24 pane sashes with key blocked
architraves, moulded sills to ground floor ballroom. First floor is as
earlier block. Cornice to coped parapet with ball finials. Gable end
stacks. 3 flat topped dormers. 3 bay right return has a former entrance
with architrave, bracketed hood, key blocked architraves to flanking
sashes. 3 bay left return of late C19 block has centre bay tripartite
sashes. Present entrance front is all late C19 except early C20 block to
left. Central entrance in 7 bay block to right, architraved, as opposing
elevation. Projecting to left 7 further bays, similar,roof hipped to
right. 3 storey early C20 block to left projects further with a 5 bay
front, ground floor and first floor central sashes have plain stone
surrounds, bracketed sill to lugged architrave and segmental pediment on
first floor, second floor central tripartite sash, stone key blocks to
flanking first floor windows. Recessed panels in parapet, coped with
ball finials. End stacks. Hipped roof. Interior: mosaic paving to
staircase hall with gallery, top-lit, neo-classical plasterwork and
overdoors. Late C19 Persian Room with decorative copper plates on
leather doors, Persian tiled fireplace. Early C19 secondary stair with
vase balusters. Garston Manor was known as High Elms until 1895. Late
C20 additions not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TL1111001583

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Source: English Heritage

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