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Almshouse Almshouses, Elstree and Borehamwood

Description: Almshouse Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 April 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 164210

OS Grid Reference: TQ1784895333
OS Grid Coordinates: 517848, 195333
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6445, -0.2982

Location: A5183, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 3BJ

Locality: Elstree and Borehamwood
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD6 3BJ

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Listing Text

(East side)

14/159 Nos. I and 2 Almshouses
30.4.74 (formerly listed as
The Almshouses)


Group of 3 almshouses. c.1882-3, erected for Lord Aldenham. Brick, sham
timber framing, tile hanging. Tiled roof. Asymmetrical Arts and Crafts
Style. One storey. Nos. 1 and 2 have entrances to High Street towards
centre under separate gables. No. 2 projects forward with entrance in
side of timber recess. 4 centred heads to porch and to door to No. 1.
No. 1 has a 3 light bay window to left, leaded lights, chamfered brick
base. Similar window to right on No. 2. Moulded arched braces support
slightly projecting rendered gables without original sham timber
framing. Ridge of wing to right is higher. Ridge tiles. Rendered plinth.
Right return has 2 gables, that to rear over entrance to No. 3. Stack to
right of front gable has 2 diagonal shafts and oversailing courses.
Similar features as at front. Left return: tile hung gable with external
stack to rear, 2 diagonal shafts with oversailing courses, another
similar stack to rear of No. 3. Includes No. 3 Almshouse, New Road.
Included for group value. (Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ1784895333

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Source: English Heritage

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