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Library, Aldenham

Description: Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164057

OS Grid Reference: TQ1579197412
OS Grid Coordinates: 515791, 197412
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6636, -0.3272

Location: Aldenham Road, Aldenham, Hertfordshire WD2 8AY

Locality: Aldenham
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD2 8AY

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Listing Text


7/10 Library


Library. 1923 on rainwater heads. By M.Waterhouse for the Brewer's
Company. Neo-Georgian style. 2 storeys. 5 bays by 3 bays. Stock brick
with red brick and stone dressings. Hipped tiled roof. Entrance facing
School House (q.v.): panelled double doors with dedicatory inscription
above to war dead. Dentilled cornice with arms in a cartouche,
patterned arched head. Red brick surround projects with a hollow moulded
round arch. Banded rustication. Stone course at impost level and stone
key. Flanking bays: ground floor red brick niches with finely gauged
brickwork and stone keys. Stone course separates storeys. First floor:
blind rectangular openings with gauged flat arched heads, moulded stone
sills and brick aprons. Date to right apron. Continuous plinth and
cornice. Coped parapet with a segmental recess to centre. 4 urns. 5 bay
return: ground floor: 24 pane flush frame sashes. Aedicular surround to
centre with segmental pediment, jambs flared out at base. Flanking
gauged flat arched heads with stone keys. First floor 16 pane sashes
with apron to centre. Plinth in plum brick, stone course between storeys.
Dentilled stone cornice. Coped parapet. 2 rainwater pipes separate outer
bays. Red brick quoins. To rear: large multipaned round headed window in
red brick surround, blocked voussoirs. Flanking niches and blind openings
as at front. Urns to parapet. Later additions to left. Interior:
elliptical gallery on timber Ionic colonnade, iron railings,
Neo-Classical plaster ceiling. Built as war memorial. (Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ1579197412

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Source: English Heritage

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