The appearance of several roads in Watford has changed a lot over the years – and Clarendon Road has experienced among the most significant alterations.

The Watford Observer has again teamed up with its friends at Watford Museum to look back at structures, objects or businesses from the town’s past that have either disappeared or been relocated and this week we look back at the road when it had a house with an unusual architectural feature.

The museum’s volunteer archivist Christine Orchard said: “The appearance and types of buildings in Clarendon Road have changed quite dramatically over the last 120-odd years.

“This view, taken by Warren, a local photographer, shows the road looking away from the town with the turning into Gartlet Road a short distance away on the right.

“The nearest house, with the unusual hexagonal turret, was on part of the plot later used by an office block.

A view of the office blocks in Clarendon Road from September 2020A view of the office blocks in Clarendon Road from September 2020 (Image: Google Street View)

“These offices have since been demolished and a brand-new taller building is nearing completion next to the Leonardo Hotel.”

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