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Description: The Cloisters
Date Listed: 26 February 1982
Date Delisted: 28 November 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 164148
OS Grid Reference: TQ1353195136
OS Grid Coordinates: 513531, 195136
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6436, -0.3606
The following building shall be deleted:
TQ 1395 Bushey High Street
(North east Side)
TQ 1395 BUSHEY HIGH STREET
13/100 The Cloisters
House, now 5 dwellings. Early to mid C19 origins much enlarged c.1890.
Brick, cement rendered, scored to resemble ashlar. Slate roofs. Rambling
asymmetrical and 2 storey building in a loosely Tudor Gothic Style.
Early core to rear left. Front, from right to left: a 2 storey tower,
ground floor 4 centred arched hood mould over partially blocked window,
moulded string course. First floor vertical window with hood mould.
Bartizan at right angle and parapet are truncated. To left: steps up to
a 1 storey 3 bay range. Triple arcade with octagonal colonnettes to ogee
arches, moulded string course. Crenellated parapet. 2 canted bays and an
entrance with a moulded doorcase in arcade. Left bay of this range has a
sash in an architrave below a relief panel in a small gable. 2 storey 2
bay block further left and set back slightly. Ground floor, canted and
rectangular bays. Two first floor sashes in architraves. Dentilled
cornice to crenellated parapet. Angles chamfered at base. Small
corbelled pilasters at parapet angles. Further left and projecting
forward 1-storey billiard room with 2-storey rear block. Canted bay with
stepped gable to front. Chamfered right angle with pointed arch over
blocked window on right return. Left angle has bartizan with moulded
base. Left return: casements flank an extruded stack with steps up to
diamond patterned and crenellated chimney pot. Earlier 2-storey block to
rear left has a link over a pointed arch to passage through to garden.
Ground floor oriel. 2 first floor casements. Shallow gable, crenellated
parapet. Rear elevation has a 12-bay l-storey conservatory resembling a
cloister, 4-centred heads to Y-traceried windows, straight buttresses,
crenellated parapet. 5th bay from right has a tower over passage
through, relieving arch over entrance, corbelled and crenellated
parapet. Interior not inspected. Boundary wall to front has rusticated
piers with spreading bases, crenellated top, attached at left end.
Listing NGR: TQ1353195136
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Source: English Heritage
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