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Latitude: 51.8034 / 51°48'12"N
Longitude: -0.5527 / 0°33'9"W
OS Eastings: 499887
OS Northings: 212627
OS Grid: SP998126
Mapcode National: GBR F4L.YY1
Mapcode Global: VHFRR.CXNX
Entry Name: Robin Hood House
Listing Date: 2 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1100392
English Heritage Legacy ID: 157731
Location: Little Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4
Civil Parish: Little Gaddesden
Built-Up Area: Little Gaddesden
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Little Gaddesden
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
LITTLE GADDESDEN LITTLE GADDESDEN
SP 91 SE (East side)
1/200 Robin Hood House
Inn, now a private house. Probably C17 incorporating C16 cellar, altered
1855 by 2nd Lord Brownlow, became a house in C19. Red brick with random
black headers to ground floor projecting in advance of roughcast and
presumably timber framed upper floors. Steep old red tile roofs.
2-storeys and attics large house with symmetrical W front. Gabled wings
flank a 3 windows wide recessed centre with 2 gabled dormers and
formerly with central entrance. One window to each floor in wings.
Casement flush windows those to attics retain rectangular leaded panes.
Steeply gabled red brick porch on S with buff brick dressings and
Brownlow plaque. 3 windows S front has tall bay window to single-storey
wing and canted oriel over 3-light window on left. Tall red brick
internal chimneys. RCHM (1911) noted old floor beams and flat shaped
balusters on attic stair. Francis the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater auctioned
hunters in 1746 at the sign of the Robin Hood on Little Gaddesden Hill
to meet the cost of canal construction. (RCHM(1911)144 no.6:
Listing NGR: SP9988712627
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