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Description: Admiralty House
Date Listed: 3 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 158993
OS Grid Reference: TQ1033191878
OS Grid Coordinates: 510331, 191878
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6149, -0.4079
TQ 19 SW WATFORD RURAL WATFORD ROAD
10/348 Admiralty House
House. c1898-1901, extended 1906. By M. Macartney for a Dutch patron. Red brick.
Tiled roof. Domestic Revival/Queen Anne Style with informal entrance front and formal
garden front. 2 storeys and attic. 4 bay block to right on entrance front, left
half of which projects slightly with entrance. Door recessed behind a round arch to a
groin vaulted bay. To right of entrance on ground floor a lunette. A moulded string
course separates storeys. 2 first floor oculi with key blocks and gauged brick
surrounds. Quoined return angles. Mutuled deep eaves. Hipped roof. 2 bays to right
have white timber mullion and transom casements with moulded and gauged brick flat
arched heads. An extruded stack between these 2 bays has a panelled shaft and over-
sailing cap. Plinth. Plat band. To left of entrance block and set well back 4
bays with similar casements and 1 hipped dormer to left. Further left is service
range with 2 tall 6 light stair windows. Stacks with oversailing caps. Outshuts
with hipped roofs, 1 with a large lunette window. Right return from front: ground
floor round headed window with Doric pilaster mullions, decoratively leaded windows,
keyed surround, first floor 8 light casement. Garden front: symmetrical 7 bays,
canted bay to centre with brick quoining and central French window, casements else-
where, key blocked heads on ground floor, moulded lintels on first floor. Plinth.
Plat band. 4 hipped dormers. End stacks with panelled shafts and oversailing caps.
Set back to left: ground floor round headed French window as on right return.
2 first floor cross casements. Set back to right: 3 bays of service wing. Interior:
2 bay groin vaulted entrance hall. A good Neo-Georgian plasterceiling. Vase balusters
and moulded handrail on stair. Formerly known as Frithwood House. (Pevsner 1977).
Listing NGR: TQ1033191878
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