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The Moat House, Holwell

Description: The Moat House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163035

OS Grid Reference: TL1612632832
OS Grid Coordinates: 516126, 232832
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9818, -0.3105

Location: Waterloo Lane, Holwell, Hertfordshire SG5 3SU

Locality: Holwell
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 3SU

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Listing Text

TL 13 SE (South side)

2/25 The Moat House
- II

House. Late C15 or early C16 former open hall house as E range, C17
inserted floor, C19 S range, renovated C20. Timber frame on stuccoed
brick sill, exposed frame with plastered panels on rear wall of E range,
roughcast elsewhere. Steep old red tile roofs. An L-plan 1 1/2-storeys
house on a moated site, facing E, with 2-storeys C19 2-storeys gabled
crosswing at S end of E front. This has 2 gabled dormers at eaves of
hall range, 2 single-light windows below, hooded recessed porch at
junction with projecting S crosswing which has a window to each floor
and half-octagonal bay on its S side. Flush casement windows. Large
internal N gable chimney to E range with 2 diagonal square shafts
(rebuilt). Internal chimney with 3 conjoined diagonal shafts to S
crosswing. 1 1/2-storeys S range extending to W. Interior has exposed
timbers of 2 1.2 bays of hall range, the longer middle bay is the lower bay
of the hall, separated by a full height partition wall from S bay which
now has entrance and winding stair and may be a wide cross-passage bay.
Arch-braced hollow chamfered open truss remains with queen-posts and
arched-braces to collar. Centre of tie-beam cut out and used as a
decorative feature to right of fireplace on ground floor. Narrow N bay
with internal gable chimney represents a shortening of the upper bay of
the hall. Clasped-purlin roof structure, wind-braces cut out, jowled
posts, central post and curved tension braces in partition wall, floor
carried on inserted chamfered axial beam. Chamfered and stopped joists
re-used in C20 S crosswing.

Listing NGR: TL1612632832

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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