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The Dower House, Princess Helena College, Preston

Description: The Dower House, Princess Helena College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162886

OS Grid Reference: TL1814025114
OS Grid Coordinates: 518140, 225114
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9120, -0.2839

Location: Preston Road, Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7TZ

Locality: Preston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7TZ

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Listing Text

(East side)

2/94 The Dower House,
Princess Helena College


House. Early C18, extended and altered early C19, lower C19 extensions
to E. W part of front restored after flood damage 1968. Red brick in
Flemish-bond, chequered with black headers to S front of older part.
Dark weatherboarding to 1st floor at rear. Steep old red tile hipped
roofs. A large irregular 2-storeys house facing S with long lower wings
alongside road on W and stepping down steep slope to E. Double-pile plan
main block with 2-storeys canted brick bay to rear at NE and large
internal chimney with 2 square shafts linked by a recessed panel. S
front 4 windows long with recessed sash windows with 8/8 panes and flat
gauged arches. Flush box sash at left on 1st floor. Early C19 door with
flush panel with reeded surround and corner blocks under trellis porch.
8-panel heavy fielded rear door and fielded panelled partition on 1st

Listing NGR: TL1814025114

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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