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Gade House

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8002 / 51°48'0"N

Longitude: -0.5489 / 0°32'55"W

OS Eastings: 500161

OS Northings: 212280

OS Grid: TL001122

Mapcode National: GBR G64.02Q

Mapcode Global: VHFRY.F0PS

Entry Name: Gade House

Listing Date: 26 August 1970

Last Amended: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157734

Location: Little Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Little Gaddesden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Little Gaddesden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 01 SW (East side)

2/203 Gade House
26.8.70 (formerly listed as
The Dovecote at
Home Farm)


Dovecote. In style early C18 but probably 1821 by Jeffry Wyatt as an
antiquarian exercise. Converted as part of a house in 1970's. Red brick
in Flemish-bond with some blue headers. Battered base faced with York
stone slabs with tooled margins. Steep tiled octagonal roof with a small
hipped dormer on each facet and open octagonal cupola with ogee roof and
vane. Single-storey red brick and tiled extensions leaving half of
dovecote exposed. An impressively massive octagonal tall dovecote with
walls rising sheer to corbelled eaves courses with 2 courses of
modillions and plain course between. Tall open cupola presumably
protected entrance for birds. Flat gauged arch to doorway on N face. 2
narrow windows low down. 17ft.10ins wide, with 5ft base, 25ft to eaves
and about 17ft high roof. (Senar(1983)107).

Listing NGR: TL0016112280

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