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ADMIRALTY HOUSE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: ADMIRALTY HOUSE

List entry Number: 1101566

Location

ADMIRALTY HOUSE, WATFORD ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: Three Rivers

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Oct-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 158993

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TQ 19 SW WATFORD RURAL WATFORD ROAD (Southeast side) Northwood

10/348 Admiralty House

GV II

House. c1898-1901, extended 1906. By M. Macartney for a Dutch patron. Red brick. Tiled roof. Domestic Revival/Queen Anne Style with informal entrance front and formal garden front. 2 storeys and attic. 4 bay block to right on entrance front, left half of which projects slightly with entrance. Door recessed behind a round arch to a groin vaulted bay. To right of entrance on ground floor a lunette. A moulded string course separates storeys. 2 first floor oculi with key blocks and gauged brick surrounds. Quoined return angles. Mutuled deep eaves. Hipped roof. 2 bays to right have white timber mullion and transom casements with moulded and gauged brick flat arched heads. An extruded stack between these 2 bays has a panelled shaft and over- sailing cap. Plinth. Plat band. To left of entrance block and set well back 4 bays with similar casements and 1 hipped dormer to left. Further left is service range with 2 tall 6 light stair windows. Stacks with oversailing caps. Outshuts with hipped roofs, 1 with a large lunette window. Right return from front: ground floor round headed window with Doric pilaster mullions, decoratively leaded windows, keyed surround, first floor 8 light casement. Garden front: symmetrical 7 bays, canted bay to centre with brick quoining and central French window, casements else- where, key blocked heads on ground floor, moulded lintels on first floor. Plinth. Plat band. 4 hipped dormers. End stacks with panelled shafts and oversailing caps. Set back to left: ground floor round headed French window as on right return. 2 first floor cross casements. Set back to right: 3 bays of service wing. Interior: 2 bay groin vaulted entrance hall. A good Neo-Georgian plasterceiling. Vase balusters and moulded handrail on stair. Formerly known as Frithwood House. (Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ1033191878

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)

National Grid Reference: TQ 10331 91878

Map

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