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Rosary Priory High School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6411 / 51°38'27"N

Longitude: -0.3337 / 0°20'1"W

OS Eastings: 515400

OS Northings: 194900

OS Grid: TQ154949

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.BJQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQ9.50FS

Entry Name: Rosary Priory High School

Listing Date: 12 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164122

Location: Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Hertsmere

Town: Hertsmere

Electoral Ward/Division: Bushey Heath

Built-Up Area: Bushey

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bushey Heath St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(North side)
Bushey Heath

11/74 Rosary Priory
- High School

- II

Former large house, now school. c.1880. Ashlar with sandstone dressings.
Slate roofs. Extravagant loosely classical style. 3 blocks, sides canted
away from centre. 2 storeys and attic to centre and left. 3-storey block
to right with 5 storey square tower and 7-storey octagonal tower. 3 bay
central block: entrance to centre in 2 storey semi-circular porch,
half-glazed doors, flanking round headed windows in architraves. Ground
floor Corinthian pilasters. First floor glazed and louvred timber
balcony with Ionic pilasters. Flanking bays have shallower bows. Doric
pilasters and cornices, bracketed sills and cornice to first floor.
Balustraded parapet with segmental headed dormers. Steep mansard roof
with elliptical and circular openings and a central dormer. Surmounted
by a tall lantern with 3 lights to front, corner pilasters, coved roof.
To left is a 2-bay block with a linking bay, tripartite first floor
window with a pediment and a dormer. Semi-circular bow projects forward
to left. At far left end of front a canted bay with round headed
windows. Axial stack on left block with panelled shaft and cornice.
To right is 3-storey tower block, canted bay to left with tall
round headed sashes in keyed architraves rises to an octagonal head. To
right a quadrant curve with 2 windows leads to octagonal tower in a
white stone with red stone strips. Round-headed and square-headed
windows on alternate floors on 4 sides. Ground floor banded rustication.
Moulded and bracketed cornices separate storeys. Balustraded parapet. To
right of tower are 2 bays with cross windows in a central rectangular
bay, bracketed cornices, balustraded parapet, vermiculated quoins.
Behind this is 5-storey square tower. 2 bays to each side. 4th floor:
triple round headed windows with moulded architraves and key blocks,
sandstone Ionic pilasters. 5th floor: tripartite windows with bracketed
cornices and central pediments. Bracketed cornice to open parapet.
Pilasters at angles of tower with sandstone panels diminishing to corner
turrets with open double arcades. 2 bays on right return of tower have
ground floor banded rustication and round headed French windows with
Doric columns in reveals. First and second floor rectangular oriel
windows on carved brackets. Iron railings run across right half of
ground floor front. Garden front: symmetrical 2:3:2. Centre block has
steps up from basement to 2-storey porch, ground floor tetrastyle
Corinthian, first floor glazed timber loggia with fluted Ionic
pilasters. Flanking canted bays to round 3 storey turrets with round
headed windows, that to left retains an open head with a Doric arcade,
dentilled cornice to ogee cap. To sides and angled forward are paired
canted bays, semi-circular bows at return ends. Iron railings run across
ground floor. Interior not inspected. Formerly known as Caldecote Towers
and Caldecote Lodge. Attached C20 buildings not of special interest.
(Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ1540094900

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