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Latitude: 51.6432 / 51°38'35"N
Longitude: -0.3602 / 0°21'36"W
OS Eastings: 513558
OS Northings: 195099
OS Grid: TQ135950
Mapcode National: GBR 54.3VX
Mapcode Global: VHFSM.PYXP
Entry Name: Bushey Studios
Listing Date: 11 April 1985
Last Amended: 12 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1173944
English Heritage Legacy ID: 164186
Location: Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD23
Electoral Ward/Division: Bushey Park
Built-Up Area: Bushey
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Bushey
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TQ 1395 BUSHEY MELBOURNE ROAD
13/137 Bushey Studios
11.4.85 (Formerly listed as
Film Studios. Core is mid C19 Methodist Chapel. Extended and converted
to form a private theatre by Sir H.Herkomer c.1887. Further extended and
adapted to use as a daylight film studio by Herkomer in 1912 to 1913.
Colourwashed brick with glass and metal sheeting to upper daylight
studio. Glass roof. 5 bays to main block. Entrance in lean-to addition.
12 light casements with iron glazing bars and segmental heads, buttress
strips. Brick corner piers to upper glass house. Left gable end to High
Street has a lower 1 storey wing attached, blind openings with gauged
brick heads, a lower bay to road with small openings and deep eaves to a
hipped slate roof. Right gable end has a slightly lower projecting wing.
2 round headed casements below an entrance to upper stage with steps up.
Interior largely subdivided. Herkomer's daylight glass house is the
earliest surviving film studio in England.
(Pevsner 1977, Hertfordshire Countryside, No. 172, Aug. 1973).
Listing NGR: TQ1355895099
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