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The Fortress, Aldenham

Description: The Fortress

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164073

OS Grid Reference: TQ1516797873
OS Grid Coordinates: 515167, 197873
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6678, -0.3361

Location: Common Lane, Aldenham, Hertfordshire WD2 8EJ

Locality: Aldenham
Local Authority: Hertsmere Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD2 8EJ

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Listing Text

(North side)
Letchmore Heath

7/26 The Fortress

- II

House. Late C18 or early C19, extended and altered c.1850-60. Stock
brick, stuccoed. Slate roofs. Originally 4 window front. 2 storeys.
Entrance in 3rd bay from right with Tuscan porch. Casements. Ground
floor: two 3-light windows to right, 4-light window to left, moulded
architraves with slightly cambered heads and bracketed sills. Floating
bracketed cornices. First floor: 2-lights to left, 3-lights to right.
Cornice to coped parapet with right end corner stack. 1 bay extension to
left set back. 3-light casements, segmental head on first floor. Left
return stack extruded with decorated pots, similar stack at original
left end. Right return: plain brick with a full height canted bay. Flat
roofed I storey outshut to rear right. To rear: mid C19 extension to
left, parapet stepped up at angles. Garden entrance with sidelights and
a bracketed cornice. First floor round headed staircase window,
ornamented architrave. Stack with 4 decorated pots. To rear right is mid
C19 square tower slightly taller than rest of house with round headed
windows, stone balustraded parapet, corner ball finials. Octagonal
stained glass lantern. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ1516797873

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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