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Description: Witches Hollow
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157747
OS Grid Reference: SP9898913576
OS Grid Coordinates: 498989, 213576
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8121, -0.5655
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LITTLE GADDESDEN RINGSHALL DRIVE
SP 91 SE (West side)
1/216 Witches Hollow
House, sometime on inn. C17, converted to 2 houses in late C17 or early
C18, altered c.1850, converted to one house 1936. Timber frame cased in
red brick with brick extensions and old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys and
cellar house facing W with 4 windows to 1st floor, 2 2-storeys
rectangular hipped bay windows, casement windows between with lobby
entrance opposite large internal chimney a third from N end surmounted
by a cruciform diagonally set shaft. A pair of diagonally set square
shafts to S gable chimney with single-storey extension to S. Small brick
vaulted oven in N room, and cellar under rear wing at NE. Gabled stair
turret with herringbone brickwork on flank above roof of entrance lobby
at E, with timber framed gabled porch. Interior shows walls heightened
by 2ft, and new roof propped off old roof. Frame has jowled posts,
tie-beams and braces cut through, and wide spaced studs in front and
rear walls. Side purlin roof to NE rear wing with jowled posts.
Chamfered axial floorbeams. Formerly on inn on the route to Berkhamsted
crossing the main road to W of house now stopped up. Associated with
Rosina Jane Massey who was reputed a witch locally in the mid C19.
Listing NGR: SP9898913576
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Source: English Heritage
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