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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
Entry Name: The Fortress
Listing Date: 12 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1346892
English Heritage Legacy ID: 164073
Location: Aldenham, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD25
Civil Parish: Aldenham
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Aldenham
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TQ 19 NE ALDENHAM COMMON LANE
7/26 The Fortress
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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