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Moor Cottage, Great Gaddesden

Description: Moor Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157900

OS Grid Reference: TL0393510244
OS Grid Coordinates: 503935, 210244
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7812, -0.4948

Location: Potten End Hill, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP1 3BL

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

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Listing Text

TL 0310
(South side)
Water End
10/121 Moor Cottage
26.1.67 (Formerly listed as Moor Cottage,
Water End)


House. Late C15 or early C16 cruck framed open hall house, hipped W rear
wing, floor in hall, front gable and chimney later C17, windows altered
and brick infill early C18, small lean-to extensions at rear 1960s.
Timber frame on red brick sill, red brick infill, steep old red tile
roofs. A 1 1/2-storeys T-plan house facing E. 3-windows E front has flush
casement windows, panelled door to left of RH window marking the
position of the former cross-passage. Large gable to left of door has
jettied top over 4-light leaded casement lighting the chamber over the
hall which has similar 4-light window below. 2-light window to S end
parlour with later external gable chimney. Large cruck truss exposed in
N gable end (formerly half-hipped as shown in Buckler dwg of 1838 in
HRO). 3-light casements to each floor. Interior of considerable interest
for extent the original form and details can be reconstructed. 3
cruck-framed bays originally open to the roof except N bay which has
cross-passage and service rooms axially divided and original floor of
flat joists carried on axial beam. Stair probably on W wall. Closed
truss between passage and hall open below cross-beam. Peg-holes for
bench and bench-end at S (upper) end of hall, with evidence for large
casement window originally on E side. 4 pairs of cruck blades, each
terminating just above the collar beam (Type W in N Alcock (ed) Cruck
Construction; an introduction and catalogue (1981)). Unusual use of
side-chimney when hall floored in C17. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0393510244

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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