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Main Block at Watford Central Primary School

A Grade II Listed Building in Watford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6558 / 51°39'20"N

Longitude: -0.3918 / 0°23'30"W

OS Eastings: 511345

OS Northings: 196450

OS Grid: TQ113964

Mapcode National: GBR 48.7X1

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.5N70

Entry Name: Main Block at Watford Central Primary School

Listing Date: 7 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158158

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 John

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(north side)

Main block at
Watford Central
Primary School
TQ 1196 SW 10/75


1884 brick board school. Central 2-storey main block with steep hipped slate roof,
bargeboarded gablets and central timber and copper fleche. Cable to centre front.
Five window range. Moulded brickwork to eaves and gable, long corbels and moulded
brick cornices between. Windows mostly plate glass casements with fixed top-lights
with glazing bars. Cambered window heads with fluted keystones. Broad band of
pressed brick decoration between floors with Higher Elementary Schools incised.
Buttresses between windows with stone set-offs, narrow string over at springing level
of upper window heads. Central 1st floor window flat-headed with stone tympanum
over in Gothic moulded brick arch rising into gable. Moulded brick Gothic central
doorway with deep-set door.
To each side one storey wings, 3 windows to west, 4 windows to east with triple
windows under stone lintels. Outer sections gabled with moulded Gothic arch over
windows and small Gothic lunette above lintel, over central light.

Listing NGR: TQ1134596450

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