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LIBRARY

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: LIBRARY

List entry Number: 1103647

Location

LIBRARY

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Hertsmere

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Aldenham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Aug-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 164057

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History

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Details

TQ 19 NE ALDENHAM ALDENHAM SCHOOL

7/10 Library -

GV II

Library. 1923 on rainwater heads. By M.Waterhouse for the Brewer's Company. Neo-Georgian style. 2 storeys. 5 bays by 3 bays. Stock brick with red brick and stone dressings. Hipped tiled roof. Entrance facing School House (q.v.): panelled double doors with dedicatory inscription above to war dead. Dentilled cornice with arms in a cartouche, patterned arched head. Red brick surround projects with a hollow moulded round arch. Banded rustication. Stone course at impost level and stone key. Flanking bays: ground floor red brick niches with finely gauged brickwork and stone keys. Stone course separates storeys. First floor: blind rectangular openings with gauged flat arched heads, moulded stone sills and brick aprons. Date to right apron. Continuous plinth and cornice. Coped parapet with a segmental recess to centre. 4 urns. 5 bay return: ground floor: 24 pane flush frame sashes. Aedicular surround to centre with segmental pediment, jambs flared out at base. Flanking gauged flat arched heads with stone keys. First floor 16 pane sashes with apron to centre. Plinth in plum brick, stone course between storeys. Dentilled stone cornice. Coped parapet. 2 rainwater pipes separate outer bays. Red brick quoins. To rear: large multipaned round headed window in red brick surround, blocked voussoirs. Flanking niches and blind openings as at front. Urns to parapet. Later additions to left. Interior: elliptical gallery on timber Ionic colonnade, iron railings, Neo-Classical plaster ceiling. Built as war memorial. (Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TQ1579197412

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 24 July 2017.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977)
Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 13 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/
War Memorials Register, accessed 24 July 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/72540

National Grid Reference: TQ 15791 97412

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