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Moat House Hotel, Harpenden

Description: Moat House Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 163611

OS Grid Reference: TL1368913978
OS Grid Coordinates: 513689, 213978
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8129, -0.3522

Locality: Harpenden
Local Authority: St Albans City Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL5 1PA

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Listing Text

(east side)

5/77 Moat House Hotel
(formerly listed as St
26.7.51 Dominic's Convent School)


Hotel, built as large town house. Early C18, but with large mid-
late C17 chimney stack on left side. Late C19 additions on front
left and rear. The main block is red brick with vitrified
headers. Gauged red brick lintels. Plain tile hipped roof. 3
storeys. 6 flush sash windows in moulded frames. 2 floor bands.
Excellent wooden doorcase towards left. Door of 8 fielded panels
in moulded wood frame and with rectangular fan. Fluted
Corinthian pilasters carry an enriched architrave which curves
upwards at the centre. Broken segmental pediment with enriched
modillions and in tympanum a vase relief with swags of fruit and
flowers draped on either side. The chimney stack is in darker
red brick and has an ovolo cornice near the top of its base. To
rear of main block is a 2-storey C18 block 3 windows wide.
Behind that is a late C19 range with canted bay window. Mauve
brick with red lintels. Similar style extension on front left
has a gabled bay of casement windows facing S. Interior was
modified in an open-plan Wren style in late C19 or early C20,
but outer walls have original fielded panelling. Large C18
fireplace to rear wall of S ground floor room. Formerly called

Listing NGR: TL1368913978

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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