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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: 1348057



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: 157885

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GREAT GADDESDEN LEDGEMORE LANE TL 01 SW (West side) 3/106 The Hoo 26.1.67 (formerly listed as The Old Hoo) - II*

Country house. W range c.1683 for Dr. Edward Green as W wing of older half-H plan house facing S demolished c.1948. E range c.1948 linked to W range c.1968. W range plum brick in Flemish bond with some blue headers and red brick dressings. Steep old red tile roof. A 2-storeys and attics range facing W. Symmetrical W front, 3 windows wide, centre breaking forward with heavy Roman Doric doorcase with triglyph frieze, columns, and triangular pediment. 6-panel raised and fielded door in panelled reveals and moulded surround. Front has chamfered plinth (now plastered), moulded band, wooden eaves cornice, flush box sash windows with 6/6 panes and flat gauged arches. Segmental head and arch to window over door. S end has 2 similar windows to each floor and smaller sash window in pedimented gable with dentilled cornice at eaves level. Late C17 wooden fire surround in N room, with ornate spit-rack over with cornice. Fire surround contemporary with cornice shelf and central block. Ovolo moulded half panelling to walls and H-hinges. Shelving opposite fireplace with shaped brackets and cornice. 2 panel ovolo moulded doors with H-hinges. Cellar stairs. Stair and entrance hall tall ovolo panels, moulded dado and cornice. Closed string stair with barley-sugar balusters from attic staircase. 6 panel door with bars to segmental headed sashes. RH 1st floor room has reeded moulding with patera around margin of ceiling. Heavy moulded cornice in RH room with marble inset to C19 fire surround which may be an original flat marble surround. Dado panelling 2-panel doors with H hinges. Scrolled ends to treads of cut-string stair to attic with remaining barley-sugar newels and swept oak handrail. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0365612775

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National Grid Reference: TL 03656 12775


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