St Albans

 

Beaconsfield Road

St.Alban and St.Stephen R.C. consecrated 1977

Camp Road

Camp

**Dagnall Street

St.Alban's Baptist Church Opened in 1885. The present church replaced one of 1720 which had become too small but the Baptist faith has been preached here since 1640. A prized possession is a Communion Table which is at least 300 years old

Grimston Road

St Albans City Station 1st October 1868. After Radlett on the Thameslink Line. Midland Railway. 

St Albans South Signal Box. All timber Midland Railway signal box of 1892, with 44-lever Tumbler frame, now disused, listed grade II.

Hartford Road

City Museum in Town Hall, designed by George Smith who built Greenwich Station

Hatfield Road

St.Paul C.of E. 1910

Methodist Church

College of Further Education

Marlborough Buildings. Almshouses from 1736 paid for by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. They are modest in height and lacking any representational effects. There is a courtyard with buildings on three sides and a large cedar tree.

Mermaid. Former Everards pub, now owned by Old English Inns.. Guest beers are from smaller brewers such as Nethergate.

St Albans City Museum. Local history museum, founded 1899, includes important Salaman collection of trade tools.

Lower Dagnall Street

32 Farriers' Arms

Lattimore

36 hat factory behind here,. Belonged to W. Macqueen & Co, best seen from Inkerman Road.

Marlborough Road

Methodist Church

Hat factory Between here and Lattimore Road. Belonged to E Day (St Albans) Ltd. It is now flats

Sandpit Lane

St.Saviour. C.of E. 1902. It has a 15th century font which came from Maldon in Essex.

St.Peter Street

Pemberton Almshouses founded by Duchess of Marlborough

St Peter's. founded in 984 by Abbot Ursinus,  the sixth Abbot of St. Albans. It is one of three churches built at the entrances to the town and it stands at the north gate on the diverted Watling Street in a burial ground and open space at the top the street.  In 1455 1,400 dead were buried there as a result of the first battle of the Wars of the Roses. The current church was rebuilt in 1804, after the partial collapse of the former tower in 1801.  A new central tower, which has four pinnacles and a spike on the parapet, was then built. The church was restored and the tower raised in height by Lord Grimthorpe in 1898 and there is also a clock and a peal of ten bells, one of which weighs 24 cwt. no traces remain of original cruciform church which was altered and enlarged in the 15th century, and some parts remain of that period including the angel corbels of the original 15th century roof. Memorials: a brass to Roger Pemberton died 1627 who founded the alms-houses opposite the church; a small monument to Edward Strong died 1723 who was Sir Christopher Wren's master mason at St Paul's Cathedral.

Vicarage, late c17. Demolished. It was of 2 bays and two and a half storeys, with quoins, and a lower wing.

1 late c16 but refaced in the late c17, with seven bays, two storeys, and three dormers. The centre on the upper floor is emphasized by a door in a projecting brick frame which leads to a balcony with iron railings.

6, a modest four-bay Georgian façade

10-12 National Westminster Bank, harsh Gothic of the late c19.

16 The Grange a country house rather than a town house.  It is mid Georgian, of purple brick with red brick dressings, and a front of five bays, and a door case with attached Ionic columns.. Staircase and plasterwork inside.  The house is set off by the two paths which flank it, leading to City Hall and the Civic Centre.

Forkes House, with a blank wall and mosaic facing the street,

Lockey House, too large for the street, with the jarring note of bands of thin horizontal windows. These are part of the Civic Centre development by Frederick Gibberd & Partners, 1960.

Forrester two Barns behind converted into a restaurant. The larger is from Water End, c17, the other from Great Holmead.

32, early c18, with segment-headed windows and Tuscan door case.

36, early c19 with Gothic glazing bars;

38, late c18, yellow brick, with nice fascia.

40 is bigger and heavier than the others, mid c19th brick, three storeys, five bays, with a ponderous porch.

41 an equally large building with central carriageway

58-60 St Peter's Workhouse

72-76, distinguished by the odd occasional use of windows.

103 1829 by George Smith in the Grecian taste, with a closed porch with Ionizing pillars.

105, the former vicarage. Slightly recessed, in the Tudor taste, an asymmetrical composition, stuccoed. It may date from before 1822.

197 Ivy House, built for himself by Edward Strong with four bays and three storeys in purple brick with red dressings. It has giant angle pilasters and a door case with Tuscan columns, and a frieze. Discreet c20 additions at the sides. staircase inside.

Pemberton Almshouses. 1627, a simple one-storeyed row of six, without gables or any other display features

Stone Cross

3 Jolly Sailor

Upper Lattimore Road

Friends Meeting House

Upper Marlborough Road

Wimbledon Column for sewer ventilation.

Victoria Street

53 Hat Factory. Built as three-storey red brick, that was the straw hat factory of Edward Scott.

Second Scott factory, now  offices, diagonally opposite.

Hat factory of E Day between Marlborough and Lattimore Roads

Worley Road

Aboyne Lodge Infants' School

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