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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1173712



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Gaddesden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157900

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GREAT GADDESDEN POTTEN END HILL 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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Alcock, N W, 'Council for British Archaeology Research Report' in Cruck Construction An Introduction And Catalogue, (1981)

National Grid Reference: TL 03935 10244


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