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Lovatts Cottage, Great Gaddesden

Description: Lovatts Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157853

OS Grid Reference: TL0381613965
OS Grid Coordinates: 503816, 213965
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8147, -0.4954

Locality: Great Gaddesden
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP2 6HX

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(West side)
Ballingdon Bottom

3/72 Lovatts Cottage
26.1.67 (formerly listed as
Ballingdon Farm Cottages,
Gaddesden Row, the West


House. Early C16, open hall house, floored in c.1550-1575, brick
internal chimney late C17, alterations in early C19 for cottages, and
renovated c.1968. Timber frame infilled with red brick, steep old red
tile roof. A 2-storeys house of 4 structural bays facing N. Front has 4
casement windows on each floor, and large internal chimney near middle
of house. Flush casement windows renewed. Middle 2 bays built as hall
open to roof, end bays always of 2 storeys. Lack of smoke blackening in
roofs indicates a former timber framed chimney. W bay had pantry,
buttery and staircase. Parlour in E bay with stair in anteroom. Beaded
joists in floor inserted in hall and wall paintings in hall and parlour
point to C16 date. Those on E wall of hall were of 3/4 female figures
flanking or forming part of fantastic columns in classical Renaissance
form. Panelled texts in English to parlour. (Pevsner (1977)151: RCHM

Listing NGR: TL0381613965

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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