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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: 1173673



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Gaddesden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157893

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GREAT GADDESDEN PIPERS HILL TL 01 SW (North side) 3/114 Glebe House 26.1.67 (Formerly listed as Nos 4/6 Pipers Hill)


Vicarage, later cottages, now one house. C15 or earlier former open hall house of unusual 'Inverted Wealden' type. Late C16 porch and S end with front lateral chimney. Early C17 W-wing and floor and chimney inserted in old hall. C19 brick casing later than Buckler drawing of 1830s in HRO. Timber framed, part roughcast, exposed close-studding with plastered infill panels on upper floor of porch and W wing, red brick casing in irregular bond, Flemish-bond to ground floor of W wing, steep old red tile roofs. Plan remarkable in combining a square, formerly open, hall with smoke-blackened rafters, and a 2-storeys jettied parlour bay on S (service bay and cross-passage to N destroyed) built at the same time, with the W wall of the hall built in line with the projecting upper storey of the S bay rather than in line with its set-back lower-storey (Cf The Manor House, Aldbury). 1 1/2-storeys short block added to S end in C16 with fine 2-storeys W porch combined with a front-wall chimney. Early C17 chimney stack built in hall backing onto cross-passage when hall floored and new 2-storeys service wing of 4 structural bays added running W from the hall. A large 1½- and 2-storeys, L-shaped house facing W. 4 lattice leaded casement windows. 2-storeys jettied gabled W porch, the lower part in red brick with hollow-moulded square surround to Tudor arched entrance with label and stops. On a stone over the doorway on the RH is cut 'Thomas Whitehead 1699' - he was the vicar then. 2-light window over. Battened front door. 2 windows on each floor of S face of W wing. 3-light flush casement windows with iron opening lights. Added gable chimney. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0274211127

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National Grid Reference: TL 02738 11126


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