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Description: Bushey House
Date Listed: 14 September 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 164163
OS Grid Reference: TQ1321395204
OS Grid Coordinates: 513213, 195204
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6442, -0.3652
TQ 1395 BUSHEY HIGH STREET
13/115 Bushey House
Large house, now offices. c.1825 possibly for T.Clutterbuck. Remodelled
and enlarged c.1900 probably for E.H.Cuthbertson. Stuccoed brick, ashlar
portico. Hipped slate roofs. Originally 5 bays, 1:3:1, extended to
sides. 3 storeys. Central entrance and flanking ground floor bays behind
a broad hexastyle Tuscan porch with a pediment. Outer bays of original
block project slightly. Cross glazed casements. Plat band to first
floor. Moulded band to second floor which has 2-light casements that to
centre with an Ionic aedicular surround with a segmental pediment.
Modillioned eaves throughout. Pedimental gables to outer bays with oculi
in blocked moulded surrounds. Flanking 2-storey wings set back slightly.
To left 3 bays, to right 4 bays with a ground floor canted bay with a
blind aedicular frame to centre, stained glass in ground floor windows.
Further right a 5-bay 1-storey passage, 3 windows to central bay, all
windows are tall and round headed with traceried heads. Pilaster
buttresses. Coped parapet. Garden front: 5 bay central block has a 2
storey bow to centre with 3 windows, balusters in parapet. 3 central
windows on 2nd floor have aedicular surrounds as at centre front. A
glazed rectangular lantern is in central valley. Pilasters to a moulded
cornice with round-arched breaks to centre, coved top light. 2-storey
flanking wings with canted bays, that to left with segmental-headed
ground floor French windows. In valleys behind each wing are octagonal
lanterns with pilasters to moulded cornices with round arched breaks,
ogee copper domes. Oriel windows on return walls. To left further 1, 2
and 3 storey blocks with similar features. Interior: entrance hall with
triple arcade. C20 block attached to right not of special interest. (VCH
1923: Pevsner 1977).
Listing NGR: TQ1321395204
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