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Ballingdon Cottage, Great Gaddesden

Description: Ballingdon Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157854

OS Grid Reference: TL0387113993
OS Grid Coordinates: 503871, 213993
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8149, -0.4946

Location: Clements End Road, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP2 6HX

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

3/73 Ballingdon Cottage


House. Late C15/early C16 open hall house, house heightened to 2 storeys
and floors inserted in C17 when internal chimney built in hall and N bay
added (or completely rebuilt), interior renovated c.1950s. Timber frame
on low brick sill, red brick infill, chimneys, and casing to ground
floor at rear, steep old red tile roof. A 2-storeys house facing W now
of 4 structural bays with large internal chimney rising to rear of
ridge, and later external gable chimneys serving ground floor fireplaces
at each end. Flush wooden casement windows renewed, and battened door to
small gabled porch near middle of front. The middle 2 bays were the
former hall and this and the S service bay were open to the roof. The
former cross-passage ran through the S end of the hall and was
maintained when the fireplace was built backing onto it with a staircase
behind. Mortices on axial beam in S bay show line of former partition.
Clasped-purlin roof with curved wind-braces. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0387113993

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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