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Otterspool House The Flat, Aldenham

Description: Otterspool House The Flat

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164088

OS Grid Reference: TQ1280398845
OS Grid Coordinates: 512803, 198845
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6771, -0.3699

Location: M1, Hertfordshire WD2 8AY

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

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Listing Text

(Northwest side)

6/41 Otterspool House
- and The Flat

- II

Former coaching inn, now student housing. Early to mid C18 with C19
extensions and alterations and link to a late C18 house. Main house. Red
brick. Hipped slate roof. 3 storeys, originally 5 windows. Original
front now faces garden. Late C19 full height canted bay projects to left
of centre, ground floor cement rendering with banded rustication to
ground floor canted bay to right. Mutuled cornice to ground floor.
Traces of arch over ground floor left, perhaps original entrance.
Glazing bar sashes, flat arched heads. 2 blind windows to left.
Dentilled timber cornice. Early C19 addition to left in stock brick, set
back. An entrance with a semi-circular fanlight. To road, now front:
entrance in C19 gabled porch, 2nd bay from right. Central stack to
front, cross axial stack on later addition. Remains of large late C18 to
early C19 grotto attached to right return from garden extending on 3
sides of a rectangle, probably associated with the drinking of waters
from the nearby pool, at one time fashionable. 2 and 1 storey links to
late C18 house. Red brick. Hipped tiled roof. 2 storeys. Scattered
casements, some leaded lights. To right on road C20 porch addition.
External stack to front left. Dentilled timber cornice to rear. (VCH

Listing NGR: TQ1280398845

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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