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Benskin's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Watford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.664 / 51°39'50"N

Longitude: -0.3974 / 0°23'50"W

OS Eastings: 510935

OS Northings: 197348

OS Grid: TQ109973

Mapcode National: GBR 47.SJT

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.2F7R

Entry Name: Benskin's House

Listing Date: 12 September 1975

Last Amended: 7 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158216

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17

County: Hertfordshire

District: Watford

Town: Watford

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Watford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watford St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/06/2015

TQ 19 NW

Benskin's House

(Formerly listed as The Clarendon Hotel)


1860 by J Livock. Large yellow brick and stucco hotel associated with the station
of 1858. Italianate. Three storey. Hipped slate roof with bracketed eaves, tall
corniced brick chimneys at the corners and central pair of stacks, corniced and linked
by an arch.
Five window range to front, 3 windows to side. 1st floor windows in pilastered
surrounds with moulded caps, egg-and-dart moulded arches over with shell lunettes.
Stucco arches link centre 3 windows of front to form 5 arch feature. Moulded course
above from which break forward panelled sills of 2nd floor windows with brackets
beneath. Stucco surrounds with panels above and console brackets. Sliding sashes.
Stuccoed ground floor front with pilasters and entablature. Central porch with
Tuscan columns and outer square piers. Projecting ground floor to side with large
3-light windows with pilasters flanking central slightly projecting doorcase with
three-quarter columns. Entablature overall. Garden side doorway dated 1860. To
rear stock brick stable with gabled centre and 2 window range each side. Red brick
arched centre window head. Pilaster and entablature treatment to right side ground
floor. Banded brick between pilasters.
The Building News 1860 585.

Listing NGR: TQ1093597348

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