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Lovatts Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8147 / 51°48'52"N

Longitude: -0.4954 / 0°29'43"W

OS Eastings: 503816

OS Northings: 213965

OS Grid: TL038139

Mapcode National: GBR G60.1LL

Mapcode Global: VHFRS.CNG7

Entry Name: Lovatts Cottage

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 19 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172990

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157853

Location: Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP2

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Great Gaddesden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Gaddesden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW
(West side)
Ballingdon Bottom

3/72 Lovatts Cottage
26.1.67 (formerly listed as
Ballingdon Farm Cottages,
Gaddesden Row, the West


House. Early C16, open hall house, floored in c.1550-1575, brick
internal chimney late C17, alterations in early C19 for cottages, and
renovated c.1968. Timber frame infilled with red brick, steep old red
tile roof. A 2-storeys house of 4 structural bays facing N. Front has 4
casement windows on each floor, and large internal chimney near middle
of house. Flush casement windows renewed. Middle 2 bays built as hall
open to roof, end bays always of 2 storeys. Lack of smoke blackening in
roofs indicates a former timber framed chimney. W bay had pantry,
buttery and staircase. Parlour in E bay with stair in anteroom. Beaded
joists in floor inserted in hall and wall paintings in hall and parlour
point to C16 date. Those on E wall of hall were of 3/4 female figures
flanking or forming part of fantastic columns in classical Renaissance
form. Panelled texts in English to parlour. (Pevsner (1977)151: RCHM

Listing NGR: TL0381613965

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