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Glebe House, Great Gaddesden

Description: Glebe House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157893

OS Grid Reference: TL0273811126
OS Grid Coordinates: 502738, 211126
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7894, -0.5118

Location: Piper's Hill, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP1 3BY

Locality: Great Gaddesden
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP1 3BY

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(North side)
3/114 Glebe House
26.1.67 (Formerly listed as
Nos 4/6 Pipers Hill)


Vicarage, later cottages, now one house. C15 or earlier former open hall
house of unusual 'Inverted Wealden' type. Late C16 porch and S end with
front lateral chimney. Early C17 W-wing and floor and chimney inserted
in old hall. C19 brick casing later than Buckler drawing of 1830s in
HRO. Timber framed, part roughcast, exposed close-studding with
plastered infill panels on upper floor of porch and W wing, red brick
casing in irregular bond, Flemish-bond to ground floor of W wing, steep
old red tile roofs. Plan remarkable in combining a square, formerly
open, hall with smoke-blackened rafters, and a 2-storeys jettied parlour
bay on S (service bay and cross-passage to N destroyed) built at the
same time, with the W wall of the hall built in line with the projecting
upper storey of the S bay rather than in line with its set-back
lower-storey (Cf The Manor House, Aldbury). 1 1/2-storeys short block added
to S end in C16 with fine 2-storeys W porch combined with a front-wall
chimney. Early C17 chimney stack built in hall backing onto
cross-passage when hall floored and new 2-storeys service wing of 4
structural bays added running W from the hall. A large 1½- and
2-storeys, L-shaped house facing W. 4 lattice leaded casement windows.
2-storeys jettied gabled W porch, the lower part in red brick with
hollow-moulded square surround to Tudor arched entrance with label and
stops. On a stone over the doorway on the RH is cut 'Thomas Whitehead
1699' - he was the vicar then. 2-light window over. Battened front door.
2 windows on each floor of S face of W wing. 3-light flush casement
windows with iron opening lights. Added gable chimney. (RCHM

Listing NGR: TL0274211127

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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