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High Gilston

A Grade II Listed Building in Gilston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7948 / 51°47'41"N

Longitude: 0.0947 / 0°5'40"E

OS Eastings: 544549

OS Northings: 212757

OS Grid: TL445127

Mapcode National: GBR LD9.DR8

Mapcode Global: VHHM6.L4DY

Entry Name: High Gilston

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175702

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159913

Location: Gilston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM20

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Gilston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Gilston with Eastwick

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

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9/5 High Gilston



Village school, now a house. '1856' on quatrefoil datestone on
porch. For William Hodgson as part of Gilston Park Estate.
Gothic ornamental red brick small village school facing W, now a.
house. Steep old red tile roofs with tall moulded chimneys at
junction of tall single storey schoolroom on N and 2 storeys
cross wing on S. Tall chimney shafts unusually grouped into 2
elongated octagonal shafts above moulded base. Steep gabled,
bargeboarded porch projecting in angle of wings. Front wall
decorated with black headers in diamond and diaper patterns.
Heavy scissors bargeboards to porch, trefoil pierced and central
moulded pandant. More elaborate pierced and cusped bargeboard
and pendant to cross wing. 2-light and 3-light tall timber
mullioned windows with gauged arches, flush stone sills and
diamond lattice cast iron windows survive in cross wing.
Schoolroomconverted to one and a half storeys with box dormer
and small paned sash windows. Porch doorway altered to window.
Built as a Public Elementary School (mixed) for 39 children
(Kelly (1914) 105). Founded by William Hodgson and in use 1856-
1959 (WEA III (1970) 65). A handsome C19 Gothic schoolhouse in
the style of the Gilston Park Estate buildings under the Hodgson
brothers but with added elaboration in the bargeboards and the
diaper work in black headers. Part of a picturesque group of
estate buildings with School Cottages (1852) to S.

Listing NGR: TL4454912757

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