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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1100392



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Little Gaddesden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 02-Dec-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157731

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LITTLE GADDESDEN LITTLE GADDESDEN SP 91 SE (East side) 1/200 Robin Hood House -

- II

Inn, now a private house. Probably C17 incorporating C16 cellar, altered 1855 by 2nd Lord Brownlow, became a house in C19. Red brick with random black headers to ground floor projecting in advance of roughcast and presumably timber framed upper floors. Steep old red tile roofs. 2-storeys and attics large house with symmetrical W front. Gabled wings flank a 3 windows wide recessed centre with 2 gabled dormers and formerly with central entrance. One window to each floor in wings. Casement flush windows those to attics retain rectangular leaded panes. Steeply gabled red brick porch on S with buff brick dressings and Brownlow plaque. 3 windows S front has tall bay window to single-storey wing and canted oriel over 3-light window on left. Tall red brick internal chimneys. RCHM (1911) noted old floor beams and flat shaped balusters on attic stair. Francis the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater auctioned hunters in 1746 at the sign of the Robin Hood on Little Gaddesden Hill to meet the cost of canal construction. (RCHM(1911)144 no.6: Senar(1983)102-3).

Listing NGR: SP9988712627

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Senar, H, Little Gaddesden and Ashridge, (1983), 102-3
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

National Grid Reference: SP 99887 12627


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