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Statutory Address:

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Three Rivers (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 03861 96171


TQ 09 NW CHORLEYWOOD DOG KENNEL LANE (Southeast-side) Chorleywood

5/97 Chorleywood College


Country house, now college. 1865 for J.S. Gilliatt. Yellow brick, stone dressings. Slate mansard roof. In a French Renaissance Style. Front and rear ranges as 2 distinct blocks, that to rear longer. 2 storeys and attics. 3:3:3 front, centre projecting forward. Projecting central porch with front and return round arches enclosed by glazing and panelled doors. Corner piers with plinth, fluted colonnettes, foliate ornament and monograms in spandrels, keyed blocks to archivolts. Moulded cornice. Pierced parapet with circular openings. Flanking ground floor 3 by 3 ovolo moulded stone mullion and transom windows with cornices. Plinth. String course to first floor with 3 sashes in lugged-architraves to central portion that to centre slightly larger. Each bay articulated by giant pilaster strips. Moulded cornice to mansard attic with segmental pedimented dormers with pilaster jambs to round headed windows, that to centre elaborated with double pilasters, scrolled sides, open pediment with a smaller open pediment rising above it all. Railings on top of roof. Outer bays have tall ground floor sashes with lugged and corniced architraves. Plinth. Sill bands. String course. First floor sashes with lugged architraves. Moulded cornice. Dormers as to centre with relief carving in pediments. Flanking central bays, at left end and to rear right are cross axial stacks with stone moulded bases and caps and blind key blocked round arches on shafts. 1 bay right return with large iron and glass conservatory attached, moulded stone base, coved roof. Garden front: 1:2:3:2:1. Centre and ends projecting forward. To centre ground floor tripartite French windows with stone plinth and loosely Corinthian architraves. String course to first floor, 1:2:1 light windows with pilaster mullions, that to left with stained glass to stairs. Giant brick pilasters with stone carved capitals. Moulded cornice. Carved festoons below eaves and at sills to 3 dormers with round headed windows, pilaster jambs, masks over keys, modillioned cornice, hipped roofs. Flanking centre are 2 bays set back, ground floor left French windows, right tall sashes with a stone plinth. In front of ground floor linking central and end bays are Doric ashlar double arcades with round key blocked archivolts, carved medallions in spandrels. First floor sashes with lugged architraves. Outer bays have tripartite windows on both floors with pilaster mullions. Giant pilasters. Hipped roofs. Stacks on rear block as at front. Attached to left from front is 2 storey stock brick service wing, glazing bar sashes with stone sills, gauged brick flat arched heads. Plain coped parapet. Plat band to rear. Front bay nearest main range has a dormer in a mansard as on main range. Interior: 2 marble Corinthian columns from entrance hall to open well stair with turned balusters, carved newel posts, panelled soffit and coved soffit to gallery, plasterwork ceiling. Elsewhere elaborate wood chimney pieces, panelling, library shelving and plasterwork ceilings all in C17 styles. Formerly known as the Cedars. (VCH 1908).

Listing NGR: TQ0386196171


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1908)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 07 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/13707/35
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