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Witches Hollow

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8121 / 51°48'43"N

Longitude: -0.5655 / 0°33'55"W

OS Eastings: 498989

OS Northings: 213576

OS Grid: SP989135

Mapcode National: GBR F4L.7W6

Mapcode Global: VHFRR.4QX7

Entry Name: Witches Hollow

Listing Date: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157747

Location: Little Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Little Gaddesden

Built-Up Area: Little Gaddesden

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Little Gaddesden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SP 91 SE (West side)
Ashridge Park

1/216 Witches Hollow


House, sometime on inn. C17, converted to 2 houses in late C17 or early
C18, altered c.1850, converted to one house 1936. Timber frame cased in
red brick with brick extensions and old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys and
cellar house facing W with 4 windows to 1st floor, 2 2-storeys
rectangular hipped bay windows, casement windows between with lobby
entrance opposite large internal chimney a third from N end surmounted
by a cruciform diagonally set shaft. A pair of diagonally set square
shafts to S gable chimney with single-storey extension to S. Small brick
vaulted oven in N room, and cellar under rear wing at NE. Gabled stair
turret with herringbone brickwork on flank above roof of entrance lobby
at E, with timber framed gabled porch. Interior shows walls heightened
by 2ft, and new roof propped off old roof. Frame has jowled posts,
tie-beams and braces cut through, and wide spaced studs in front and
rear walls. Side purlin roof to NE rear wing with jowled posts.
Chamfered axial floorbeams. Formerly on inn on the route to Berkhamsted
crossing the main road to W of house now stopped up. Associated with
Rosina Jane Massey who was reputed a witch locally in the mid C19.

Listing NGR: SP9898913576

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