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Latitude: 51.9242 / 51°55'26"N
Longitude: -0.0758 / 0°4'32"W
OS Eastings: 532416
OS Northings: 226820
OS Grid: TL324268
Mapcode National: GBR K95.CNH
Mapcode Global: VHGNW.MWST
Entry Name: Moor Hall Cottage
Listing Date: 24 July 1975
Last Amended: 31 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1101418
English Heritage Legacy ID: 159532
Location: Ardeley, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Ardeley
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Ardeley
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 32 NW ARDELEY MOOR GREEN
2/6 Moor Hall Cottage
(formerly listed as
24.7.75 Cottage at Moor Green)
House, c1600 with additions c1700, extended in the C20.
MATERIALS: Roughcast timber frame and a brick stack.
PLAN: Originally a two-cell house with a smaller section at the east and a larger open hall to the west.
EXTERIOR: The house is one-and-a-half storeys high and faces south. The main front has three flush casement windows and a gabled porch in line with the brick chimney. The W end is an extension of the mid C20, and there is a late C20 single-storey wing at right angles. The original half-hipped thatched roof, of clasped-purlin construction, was destroyed in a fire in 2007.
INTERIOR: The main feature of interest is the exposed timber frame in the original two rooms, which has straight tension bracing, jowled posts and reused timbers as floor joists. There is a stop-chamfered axial beam supporting the floor in the east part, and a chamfered cross beam supporting the floor in the west part. Access between the upper floor rooms is by a cutting tie-beam on the east side of the chimney. The central stack has a flint base. In the west hall there is a large open fireplace with a chamfered bressumer. There are plank doors with strap hinges leading off from the lobby entrance in front of the stack. The C20 extensions to the W are not of special interest.
HISTORY: Moor Hall Cottage was built c1600. A floor and central chimney were inserted c1700. During the C19 it was subdivided into two dwellings, but was turned back into a single dwelling in the early C20. It was extended to the west in two phases in the later C20. The original roof was lost in a fire in 2007.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION:
Moor Hall Cottage is listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* It is a substantially intact early C17 timber-framed house
* It retains a significant proportion of historic fabric including chamfered ceiling beams, plank doors, and fireplace with chamfered bressumer.
Listing NGR: TL3241926819
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