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Home Farm House, Little Gaddesden

Description: Home Farm House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157733

OS Grid Reference: TL0010212330
OS Grid Coordinates: 500102, 212330
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8007, -0.5497

Location: Nettleden Road, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP4 1PL

Locality: Little Gaddesden
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP4 1PL

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW (East side)

2/202 Home Farm House


Farmhouse, now a private house, C17 or earlier, hipped central clock
tower c.1804 probably by Jeffry Wyatt, 2 crosswings demolished and brick
casing 1877 for Lord Brownlow, subsequent extensions to rear and S end
in 5 stages. Plum brick casing to timber frame with lighter red brick
arches and clock tower (top stage stucco with circular dial) and steep
pitched roofs now slated. A 2-storeys and cellar house facing W with
2-cells, central entrance, end-chimneys plan and parallel C19 rear
range, adapted from a larger house in 1877. 2 windows to each floor
and 6-panel door in base of central clock tower. Large early C18 red
and black brick chequered chimney stack with corner pilasters at N end,
1877 copy at S end, and old bell cupola in centre with ogee roof,
arcaded sides and wind vane. 2 storey gabled bay window on left of door
with 4-light casements and weatherboarded gable. 3-light wooden
casements on RH and single-storey extension set back to S. The roof
sweeps in a curve down to the front eaves where the eaves have been
raised without altering the roof structure internally. A painting by
J.H.Buckingham c.1820 (Herts Countryside Nov.1976 p.30) shows the
present house with higher 2-storeys and attics crosswings at each end,
a buttressed entrance porch at the N end of the central range in line
with the present C18 chimney, and the front eaves in line with the base
of the stucco top stage of the clock tower. The cupola and bells is on
the roof and there is a broken chimney in the position of the present
S chimney. The clock is marked John Thwaites London 1804 like the
Ashridge tower clock. The farm was the home farm to the Ashridge
estate. (Senar(1983)105-6).

Listing NGR: TL0010212330

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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