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Keeper's Cottage in Home Wood Along Track 260 Metrs from Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Gilston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7974 / 51°47'50"N

Longitude: 0.0796 / 0°4'46"E

OS Eastings: 543505

OS Northings: 213017

OS Grid: TL435130

Mapcode National: GBR LD8.8Z1

Mapcode Global: VHHM6.B2GY

Entry Name: Keeper's Cottage in Home Wood Along Track 260 Metrs from Road

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101278

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159914

Location: Gilston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM20

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Gilston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Gilston with Eastwick

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(west side)

2/40 Keeper's Cottage
in Home Wood along
- track 260 metres
from road

- II

House. '1851' on quatrefoil datestone on W gable. For John
Hodgson Esq of Gilston Park, probably designed by P C Hardwick
(signed drawing for kennels behind in HRO) having slate slabs and
cover rolls used to roof bay window also found on Cumberland
Lodge (1855) presumably by Hardwick, the architect for the main
house Gilston Park. A picturesque, one and a half storeys red
brick and slate Gothic keeper's house. L-shaped and facing W.
Low plinth. W end of W wing- has a semioctagonal single storey
stone bay window on a brick base and with 1- and 2-light
transomed wooden casement windows and steep polygonal roof of
large slate slabs with round-topped slate rolls at the angles, 2-
light casement window over with flat gauged brick arch and flush
stone sill. N side has 2 majestic tall projecting chimneys each
having 2 diagonal brick shafts with moulded caps. Simple
bargeboards with finial on W gable. Simpler E elevation with 2
casement windows on each floor and 4-panelled flush beaded door
under gabled timber porch with slate roof. Windows have flat
gauged brick arches and flush stone sills. Transomed windows on
Ground floor. A deliberately picturesque Gothic estate house,
one of the earliest built for John Hodgson Esq on the Gilston
Park Estate probably designed by P C Hardwick who was building
Gilston Park for him at the time.

Listing NGR: TL4350513017

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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