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Bushey Studios

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertsmere, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6432 / 51°38'35"N

Longitude: -0.3602 / 0°21'36"W

OS Eastings: 513558

OS Northings: 195099

OS Grid: TQ135950

Mapcode National: GBR 54.3VX

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.PYXP

Entry Name: Bushey Studios

Listing Date: 11 April 1985

Last Amended: 12 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173944

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164186

Location: Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Hertsmere

Town: Hertsmere

Electoral Ward/Division: Bushey Park

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

13/137 Bushey Studios
11.4.85 (Formerly listed as
Cygnet Studios)
- II


Film Studios. Core is mid C19 Methodist Chapel. Extended and converted
to form a private theatre by Sir H.Herkomer c.1887. Further extended and
adapted to use as a daylight film studio by Herkomer in 1912 to 1913.
Colourwashed brick with glass and metal sheeting to upper daylight
studio. Glass roof. 5 bays to main block. Entrance in lean-to addition.
12 light casements with iron glazing bars and segmental heads, buttress
strips. Brick corner piers to upper glass house. Left gable end to High
Street has a lower 1 storey wing attached, blind openings with gauged
brick heads, a lower bay to road with small openings and deep eaves to a
hipped slate roof. Right gable end has a slightly lower projecting wing.
2 round headed casements below an entrance to upper stage with steps up.
Interior largely subdivided. Herkomer's daylight glass house is the
earliest surviving film studio in England.
(Pevsner 1977, Hertfordshire Countryside, No. 172, Aug. 1973).


Listing NGR: TQ1355895099

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