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Moor Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7812 / 51°46'52"N

Longitude: -0.4948 / 0°29'41"W

OS Eastings: 503935

OS Northings: 210244

OS Grid: TL039102

Mapcode National: GBR G6D.7QF

Mapcode Global: VHFRZ.CHSC

Entry Name: Moor Cottage

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Last Amended: 19 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157900

Location: Great Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP1

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 0310
(South side)
Water End
10/121 Moor Cottage
26.1.67 (Formerly listed as Moor Cottage,
Water End)


House. Late C15 or early C16 cruck framed open hall house, hipped W rear
wing, floor in hall, front gable and chimney later C17, windows altered
and brick infill early C18, small lean-to extensions at rear 1960s.
Timber frame on red brick sill, red brick infill, steep old red tile
roofs. A 1 1/2-storeys T-plan house facing E. 3-windows E front has flush
casement windows, panelled door to left of RH window marking the
position of the former cross-passage. Large gable to left of door has
jettied top over 4-light leaded casement lighting the chamber over the
hall which has similar 4-light window below. 2-light window to S end
parlour with later external gable chimney. Large cruck truss exposed in
N gable end (formerly half-hipped as shown in Buckler dwg of 1838 in
HRO). 3-light casements to each floor. Interior of considerable interest
for extent the original form and details can be reconstructed. 3
cruck-framed bays originally open to the roof except N bay which has
cross-passage and service rooms axially divided and original floor of
flat joists carried on axial beam. Stair probably on W wall. Closed
truss between passage and hall open below cross-beam. Peg-holes for
bench and bench-end at S (upper) end of hall, with evidence for large
casement window originally on E side. 4 pairs of cruck blades, each
terminating just above the collar beam (Type W in N Alcock (ed) Cruck
Construction; an introduction and catalogue (1981)). Unusual use of
side-chimney when hall floored in C17. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL0393510244

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