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The Orchard, Chorleywood

Description: The Orchard

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 158748

OS Grid Reference: TQ0193295698
OS Grid Coordinates: 501932, 195698
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6508, -0.5280

Location: Shire Lane, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 5NT

Locality: Chorleywood
Local Authority: Three Rivers District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD3 5NT

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Listing Text

(Southeast side)

5/107 The Orchard


House. 1899-1900 by C.F.A. Voysey for himself, altered 1913. Roughcast
brick, stone and tile dressings. Green slate roof. Arts and Crafts
Style. A simple rectangle on plan with the roof hipped over 2 gabled
cross wings at ends. 2 storeys and attics. Slate paving up to entrance
at right end of central range between cross wings. Round arch to
recessed porch. Original door with wrought iron strap hinges ending in
heart shapes, heart shaped letter box. Mullioned windows with stone
surrounds, leaded lights. To left of entrance 3 lights with 4 lights
above on first floor. Continuous tile dripmould over ground floor. Deep
boxed eaves to centre with moulded guttering. Right cross wing has a
ground floor projecting flat topped rectangular bay added 1913, ashlar
on roughcast base, 4 lights with 2 light returns, 4 lights on first
floor. Left cross wing has ground floor 4 and 3 lights, first floor 4
and 1 lights. Triple ventilation slits in both attics. Moulded trim to
gables. Outer slope to left swept down over 1 storey outshut. At end is
an inscribed slab with name of the house in lettering designed by
Voysey. Large roughcast axial stack with a tile coped triangulated cap
and terracotta pots to left of centre. Similar stacks on outer slopes of
cross wings. Garden front: garden door at right end of central range,
original door with top lights, cellar windows, small windows above, 4
lights on ground floor, 2 and 3 lights on first floor, boxed eaves as at
front. Each cross wing has a 4 light window on each floor. Continuous
tile drip mould over ground floor and over first floor in wings, triple
ventilation slits in gables with moulded trim. Outshut to right with 1
and 2 light windows. Battered buttress at left end. Right return from
front: 2 circular windows with tile drip moulds. A 3 light flat topped
dormer towards front with a moulded head. Left return from front:
original glazed kitchen door with moulded heads. Moulded boxed eaves.
Interior: slate paved hall with tiled fireplace and staircase enclosed
by simple vertical slats, elsewhere tiled and cast iron chimneypieces,
low picture rails, wrought iron hinges and knobs to doors. (Pevsner
1977: J. Brandon-Jones et al.: C.F.A. Voysey, 1978: D. Simpson:
C.F.A. Voysey, 1979).

Listing NGR: TQ0193295698

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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