Listed Buildings of Stanmore, Middlesex
Stanmore being on the very edge of Middlesex has in many ways helped it to retain a large number of historical features that have long been destroyed in the concrete urban sprawl that has blighted many parts of inner London.
Historical structures are given a national or Statutory listed status to afford them protection against demolition. Any alterations should respect the particular character and interest of the building and are then protected by law.
A Listed Building is a structure which has been deemed to have special architectural or historic Interest, and is contained in the lists compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport. As well as national listings individual councils locally list historic irreplaceable assets that are of local value due to their architectural or historical significance
The term ‘building’ may include a wide range of structures, including barns, castles and churches, and even as here in Stanmore, telephone boxes and pill boxes and even grave stones.
Generally, these buildings will have survived without too much alteration and be good examples of a certain period or type of architecture. In most cases buildings built before 1700 which have survived in anything like their original condition are listed. Any dating from between 1700 and 1840 are generally listed, if not on the Statutory list, then at least on a local list.
In England and Wales there are three grades of listing; Grade I being the highest architectural or historic interest followed by Grade II* and lastly Grade II, representing the vast majority of Listed Buildings.
In each instance, the entire building is listed and also is any object or structure fixed to the Listed Building, and any structure built before 1948 within the grounds of the property, including garages and outbuildings, garden walls and other boundary structures, gates and, in some cases, even brick paths and terraces.
111-113, Stanmore Hill
Early C19. Two-storeys; each 2 bays wide. Painted brick; slate roofs. No 111 has modern shop front with door on left, and subsidiary door on right. First floor has 2 sash windows with glazing bars. Roughcast on return front. No 113 has ground floor with segment-headed door on left, shopfront with glazing bars and shop entrance on the corner. The return front has timber-cladding on the first floor, where there are 2 gothic windows with glazing bars.
115, Stanmore Hill
Part of a prominently sited group of C18 and C19 two-storey buildings of brick with white painted weatherboarding. Slate and tile roofs. Various windows including sashes, casements and Gothic-arched.
19-21, Stanmore Hill
Pair of late C19 red brick houses of symmetrical design. Two-storeys. Three bays. Diapered in blue brick. Three gables with fretted bargeboards. Tile roof with decorative chimneys. Eaves supported on bowed timber brackets.
33, Stanmore Hill
Early C19. Two-storeys. Three bays emphasised by a block pilaster treatment. Red brick. Four-pane sashes. Tile roof C20.
52-54, Stanmore Hill
Picturesque group of mid to late C18 cottages. Red brick. Tile roof. No 52: 2-storeys. Two sash windows with margin panes to ground-storey. Later central porch. High, prominent chimney stacks in yellow stock brick. No 54: 2-storeys. Two windows; offset door on left.
56, Stanmore Hill
Mid C19. Two-storeys. Yellow stock brick with tile roof. Pilastered and pedimented doorcase at left. Three sash windows with margin panes. Gables with fretted barge- boards left and right. Crested ridge.
73, Stanmore Hill
Early C18. Home of Edward Wilson. Three bays. Two and a half-storeys. Good red brick carefully bonded, stone cornice and string courses, parapet and tile roof. Left flank elevation has first floor Venetian window. Excellent doorcase with full cornice, columns and pediment. Keystone carved with bearded face. C19 addition to rear. Good original staircase.
Boundary Wall Fronting Road from the Garth to the Lodge of Stanmore Hall
C18 and C19. Red brick some 600 ft long. Approximately 9 ft high
Chest Tomb Adjacent to North East Corner of Old Stanmore Church
C18, Ashlar. Paired fluted pilasters at corners. Garlands and cherubs round oval panels on long sides. Inscription eroded.
Gate Piers to Stanmore Park
C19 stone gate piers. Square with vermiculated rustications and Greek fret frieze with consoles to right and left. Blocking course and flat pyramid cap. Modern gates not included. (Another pair is in Uxbridge Road).
Lodge and Gate Piers to Stanmore Hall
Mid C19 Gothic revival. Lodge is of rubble with ashlar dressings. Two and a half-storeys. Two traceried windows with dripmoulds. To left is turret with swept pyramid roof. Matching gate piers surmounted by heraldic beasts.
Monument to Philip Jackson in Churchyard of Old Stanmore Church, Between East End and Road to North, Stanmore
Monument to Philip Jackson in churchyard of Old Stanmore Church, between east end and road to north Short obelisk, on scroll feet standing on plinth, to Philip Jackson (d.1779).
Old Stanmore Church
The church of St John the Evangelist, Great Stanmore. 1632, attributed to Nicholas Stone. Red brick with Portland stone dressings. Rectangular plan with west tower.
Three-stage tower with diagonal buttresses, an arched door with blocked quoins, arched window openings (paired at the upper stage) with stone surrounds, and stair tower to the north-east corner; reinforced with later massive brick buttresses.
Side walls partially survive; tall framed rectangular window openings (some blocked or altered) with wooden mullion and transoms; single storey two-stage brick mortuary chapel attached to north side, with blind arched panels and stepped dentil cornice. Door case with stone surround to south side, east end; arched door at west end of south side with rusticated jambs. Moulded stone string-course survives in part; the battlemented parapet has been removed, along with most of the eastern gable. East end has a Venetian window of stone below a moulded string course, and angle quoins of brick.
numerous memorials and ledger slabs were retained and placed inside the tower. The Gothic Hollond tomb of 1867 was built (of red sandstone and marble) in the centre of the former nave, together with other Victorian graves. The interior was paved over with stone flags in 1991-2.
Consecrated in 1632 by Archbishop William Laud (then Bishop of London), this church replaced an earlier medieval building and was paid for by the City merchant adventurer Sir John Wolstenholme. Nicholas Stone, Master Mason to Charles I, was paid for a font and supplying a porch here. The coffin of the 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister in 1852-55, is deposited in a vault here. It was replaced in its turn by the 1849 church located nearby, and unroofed at that time.
A highly picturesque ruin, and of architectural importance as an example of Caroline classicism, showing the impact of Inigo Jones. Churches of this period are relatively few.
Urn Tomb to Mary Wood North of East End of Old Stanmore Church
Urn tomb to Mary Wood north of east end of Old Stanmore Church Urn with scrolls to corners of base pedestal with wreathed circular panels on each side. To Mary Wood
Wall Running South West from Corner of Number 3,
Approximately 26 Yards Along Stanmore Hill and Nort,Stanmore Wall running south-west from corner of No 3, approximately 26 yds along Stanmore Hill and north-east up to rear of No 2 C18. Red brick approximately 9 ft high, with pilaster buttressing.