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The Fortress

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldenham, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6678 / 51°40'4"N

Longitude: -0.3361 / 0°20'9"W

OS Eastings: 515167

OS Northings: 197873

OS Grid: TQ151978

Mapcode National: GBR 5X.HYC

Mapcode Global: VHGQ3.4B5S

Plus Code: 9C3XMM97+4H

Entry Name: The Fortress

Listing Date: 12 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164073

Location: Aldenham, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD25

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Aldenham

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Aldenham

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(North side)
Letchmore Heath

7/26 The Fortress

- II

House. Late C18 or early C19, extended and altered c.1850-60. Stock
brick, stuccoed. Slate roofs. Originally 4 window front. 2 storeys.
Entrance in 3rd bay from right with Tuscan porch. Casements. Ground
floor: two 3-light windows to right, 4-light window to left, moulded
architraves with slightly cambered heads and bracketed sills. Floating
bracketed cornices. First floor: 2-lights to left, 3-lights to right.
Cornice to coped parapet with right end corner stack. 1 bay extension to
left set back. 3-light casements, segmental head on first floor. Left
return stack extruded with decorated pots, similar stack at original
left end. Right return: plain brick with a full height canted bay. Flat
roofed I storey outshut to rear right. To rear: mid C19 extension to
left, parapet stepped up at angles. Garden entrance with sidelights and
a bracketed cornice. First floor round headed staircase window,
ornamented architrave. Stack with 4 decorated pots. To rear right is mid
C19 square tower slightly taller than rest of house with round headed
windows, stone balustraded parapet, corner ball finials. Octagonal
stained glass lantern. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ1516797873

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