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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: 1173686



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: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157895

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GREAT GADDESDEN PIPERS HILL, TL 01 SW (North side) 3/116 Church Farmhouse 26.1.67 ard Stables


Farmhouse and attached stables. C15/C16 open hall house, C16 N part, C18 brick scullery and stable at NE, renovated and brick casing to front and shortened S end in mid C19 for Ashridge Estate. Timber frame, roughcast at rear, dark weatherboarding to N gable, C18 red brick to stable range, darker C19 red brick casing to house. Steep old red tile roofs. A tall 2-storeys, cellar and attic house facing E with lower 2 storeys stable range running E from its N end. 5 windows long house with transomed casement windows with cambered arches, gabled porch to 6-panel flush-beaded door in S part. Canted bay window on S end. 5-windows long stable range faces S and has square small recesses to the upper floor (hay loft). Older S part of house consists of 2½ bays of structure formerly extending further to S. This is a former open hall with queen-strut and collar trusses to a smoke-blackened clasped-purlin roof with curved wind-braces and curved braces supporting the collar from the queen-struts of each truss. Wattle-and-daub infill remains in closed truss. Abutting on the N is a 2-bays rather later structure with clasped-purlin roof, curved wind-braces and flat rafters. 1st floor carried in S part on deeply-moulded cross-beams with double cavetto. Very large central chimney emerges through front slope of roof next to ridge. Oak Jacobean style stair of mid C19. Double-height scullery at W end of stable range.

Listing NGR: TL0282811183

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National Grid Reference: TL 02826 11182


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