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Gade House, Little Gaddesden

Description: Gade House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 August 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 157734

OS Grid Reference: TL0016712273
OS Grid Coordinates: 500167, 212273
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8001, -0.5488

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

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

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW (East side)

2/203 Gade House
26.8.70 (formerly listed as
The Dovecote at
Home Farm)


Dovecote. In style early C18 but probably 1821 by Jeffry Wyatt as an
antiquarian exercise. Converted as part of a house in 1970's. Red brick
in Flemish-bond with some blue headers. Battered base faced with York
stone slabs with tooled margins. Steep tiled octagonal roof with a small
hipped dormer on each facet and open octagonal cupola with ogee roof and
vane. Single-storey red brick and tiled extensions leaving half of
dovecote exposed. An impressively massive octagonal tall dovecote with
walls rising sheer to corbelled eaves courses with 2 courses of
modillions and plain course between. Tall open cupola presumably
protected entrance for birds. Flat gauged arch to doorway on N face. 2
narrow windows low down. 17ft.10ins wide, with 5ft base, 25ft to eaves
and about 17ft high roof. (Senar(1983)107).

Listing NGR: TL0016712273

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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