Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1103271

Date first listed: 09-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Feb-1988

Statutory Address: HOO END


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Statutory Address: HOO END

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: St. Paul's Walden

National Grid Reference: TL 18014 19897


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7/165 Hoo End (formerly listed as Leggats 9.6.52 End of Hoo end Grange)


Manor house of Leggats or Howenden, now a private house. Early C15 open hall house with E crosswing probably for John Whethamsted, Abbot of St Albans, before 1440. C16 W wing replacing earlier service end. Chimney and floor inserted in hall in early C17 with large mullioned and transomed dormer window to chamber over hall. Small dormer in middle may have lit staircase beside chimney. Mid C18 small single-storey front extension to hall with corner fireplace probably a counting house. General alterations to present appearance mid C19. Timber frame roughcast with painted brick casing to ground floor. Steep old red tile roofs. A large H-roofed house facing N with gabled wings to ends and 3 gabled dormers to hall range between. Projecting gabled porch beside W wing into end of hall with pedimented doorcase and eared surround. Transomed casement bay windows, mostly renewed in C19. Brick former well-house attached at SW corner. Interior has C17 scratch-moulded panelling in hall, decorative pattern of tension braces exposed on 1st floor of E wing and remains of former collar-purlin roof, crown-post removed. Hall range roof contemporary with crown-post braced down to tie-beam. End collar-purlin of hall halved where it meets rafter of wing roof. Doorway with 4-centred head at W end of hall range and W wing has blocked 2-lights N window with shutter groove. Clasped-purlin roof. Ovolo moulded dormer window over hall. Cellar in W wing probably C17. Previously called Leggatts End or Hoo End Grange. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL1805519749


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Legacy System number: 162957

Legacy System: LBS

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