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Lululand

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hertsmere, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6441 / 51°38'38"N

Longitude: -0.3589 / 0°21'32"W

OS Eastings: 513646

OS Northings: 195195

OS Grid: TQ136951

Mapcode National: GBR 54.45S

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.QYL0

Entry Name: Lululand

Listing Date: 21 June 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103577

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164187

Location: Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Hertsmere

Town: Hertsmere

Electoral Ward/Division: Bushey St James

Built-Up Area: Bushey

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bushey

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TQ 1395 BUSHEY MELBOURNE ROAD
(Northwest side)
Bushey
13/138 Lululand
21.6.78

- II*

Fragment of large house, now serving as facade to a club building. Begun
1886 and completed 1894 for Sir Hubert von Herkomer, RA, with elevations
designed by H.H.Richardson. Ashlar and snecked Bavarian grey tufa with
rock-faced red sandstone dressings. Free Romanesque Style. Large
entrance porch, originally the base of a 4 storey tower and a short 3
window range set back to left. Steps up to a timber panelled door, multi
panelled lower half with hollow moulded frames to 3 upper panels.
Splayed ashlar reveals. Heavily voussoired sandstone round arch over
lintel and imposts with free acanthus ornament in a band. Similar relief
carving in tympanum with hollow and roll moulded surrounds. Massive
battered sandstone plinth to porch. Sandstone course at key level. Porch
truncated with stepped parapet. Left return has a tall casement in a
reveal. 3 window range to left has a similar plinth with heavily blocked
sandstone surrounds to vertical casements. Coped parapet. At left end a
wall breaks forward with a remnant of scrolled acanthus relief carving
at top. Lululand, named after Herkomer's second wife Lulu Griffiths, is
the only European work by H.H.Richardson. All but this fragment was
demolished in 1939. Building to rear is not of special interest.
(Pevsner 1977: Country Life 16/12/39 and 01/02/73).


Listing NGR: TQ1364695195

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