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St Margaret's House, Great Gaddesden

Description: St Margaret's House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157905

OS Grid Reference: TL0220611338
OS Grid Coordinates: 502206, 211338
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7914, -0.5195

Location: Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire HP1 3BZ

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

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(West side)
3/126 No. 5
(St. Margaret's House)


House. Early C18, converted to 2 houses in C19, united and S wing added
c.1980. Red brick with steep old red tile roof. Some timber framing in N
gable. A small 2-storeys house of 2 structural bays, facing E, with rear
outshut, end chimneys, and 2 storeys gabled S wing projecting to front.
The wing has a casement window on each floor. The main house has
segmental arches to all windows, 3 1st floor casement windows of 2:1:2
lights. 2 2-light windows to ground floor and formerly 2 doors between
them. RH door now a window: LH door in use with C18 raised and fielded
4-panel door under small gabled porch. The offset plinth continues
inside the rear outshut which probably is not original. The interior has
exposed joists on both floors indicating former attics above. Axial
beams above ground floor: cross beams above 1st floor. Inserted stair in
LH part cuts through chamfer of axial beam showing it is not original.
Clasped-purlin 2-bays roof structure with inclined straight queen-posts
to central truss (without collar) and straight wind-braces to the
purlins of large scantling. Formerly numbered 5, and 6.

Listing NGR: TL0220611338

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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