History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Bushey Studios

A Grade II Listed Building in Bushey, Hertfordshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Plus Code: 9C3XJJVQ+7W

Entry Name: Bushey Studios

Listing Date: 11 April 1985

Last Amended: 12 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173944

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164186

Location: Bushey St. James, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD23

County: Hertfordshire

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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

(Northwest side)

13/137 Bushey Studios
11.4.85 (Formerly listed as
Cygnet Studios)
- II

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.