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The Clock House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tring, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7917 / 51°47'30"N

Longitude: -0.6589 / 0°39'32"W

OS Eastings: 492589

OS Northings: 211186

OS Grid: SP925111

Mapcode National: GBR F4N.N6V

Mapcode Global: VHFRW.J7JB

Entry Name: The Clock House

Listing Date: 21 September 1951

Last Amended: 29 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077999

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355727

Location: Tring, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Tring

Built-Up Area: Tring

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TRING MANSION DRIVE
SP 9211
(West side)
11/91 The Clock House, Tring Park
21.9.51 (formerly listed as stables
to the Mansion, Tring Park)
GV
II*
Stable block, now school dormitory. '1709' on rainwaterheads, for
William Gore, possibly by Gibbs. Plum brick with red brick dressings to
openings, red rubbed arches, stone cornices and urns. Steep roofs now
slated. A large 2-storeys block facing E with taller projecting centre
surmounted by clock and 4 stone urns. Arcaded octagonal Doric cupola now
missing. A striking Baroque design. Simple 5 windows long wings with
terminal pilaster, tall round headed windows, slightly recessed box
sashes with small panes and radial pattern in head, 6-panel door in
lower part of middle window, smaller square-headed windows to 1st floor
with small panes and moulded sills, and moulded stone cornice surmounted
by brick parapet which appear to be additions. Wide projecting centre
has square corner piers linked by a chamfered plinth, wide stone moulded
cornice, brick parapet with stone copings, surmounted by tall gadrooned
stone urns. Breaking middle of parapet 2 higher brick piers with similar
tall stone urns flank a higher section with swept moulded copings, with
octagonal framed large wooden clockface. 3 simple tall round headed
flush box sash windows to 1st floor. Central painted wooden Corinthian
doorcase with fluted pilasters, full entablature with fielded panel
frieze, and cornice breaking forward over parallel end blocks and
central block over keystone in archivolt. 8-panel fielded double doors
with round headed fanlight and bolection surround. Door flanked by 2
projecting moulded brick aedicules with moulded cornice and hemicyle
headed brick niche with stone base and square-headed flush box sash
window, curved on plan, set in back. Round headed lower door openings
next corners with panelled doors and semi-circular radial fanlights.
Late C20 glazed block at front and buildings linked to rear not of
special interest. (Pevsner(1977) 370).


Listing NGR: SP9258911186

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