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Oakmere House, Potters Bar

Description: Oakmere House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164268

OS Grid Reference: TL2625801359
OS Grid Coordinates: 526258, 201359
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6968, -0.1745

Location: High Street, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 5DB

Locality: Potters Bar
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: EN6 5DB

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Listing Text

(East side)
Potters Bar

5/215 Oakmere House

- II

House, now in community use. 1840, altered 1860's, extended and altered
later. Stuccoed red and stock brick, slate roof. Neo-classical. 2
storeys. Front: projecting wings flank 3 bay centre. Ground floor sashes
and central entrance, all round-headed, set in a Tuscan distyle portico
in antis. First floor set back, larger central window with lugged
architrave and keystone block, window to right blocked. Single bay wings
have pedimental gables and sashes. Continuous ground floor banded
rustication. String course at first floor sill level. Continuous
modillioned cornice. Parapet. Left return external stack. Right return
large projecting bay with pedimental gable. Ground floor glazed distyle
portico in antis with banded ornament on columns, egg and dart on
capitals and dentilled cornice. First floor windows similar to centre
front. To rear 2 storey canted bay and entrance with scroll brackets and
keystone block to architrave. To left and set well back a long 2 storey
extension with 4 ground floor glazing bar sashes, architraves to first
floor windows. Further addition to far left with entrance in aedicular
surround. C20 extensions to rear left. Interior: entrance hall to
staircase hall. Ornate wrought-iron balusters to open well stair and on
first floor gallery. Skylight with plasterwork surround. Lakes in
grounds, now a park, to S and E. (Pevsner 1977: VCH Middlesex 1976).

Listing NGR: TL2625801359

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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