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Otterspool House and the Flat

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldenham, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6771 / 51°40'37"N

Longitude: -0.3699 / 0°22'11"W

OS Eastings: 512803

OS Northings: 198845

OS Grid: TQ128988

Mapcode National: GBR 51.TNC

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.J3SP

Plus Code: 9C3XMJGJ+R2

Entry Name: Otterspool House and the Flat

Listing Date: 12 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164088

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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6/41 Otterspool House
- and The Flat

- II

Former coaching inn, now student housing. Early to mid C18 with C19
extensions and alterations and link to a late C18 house. Main house. Red
brick. Hipped slate roof. 3 storeys, originally 5 windows. Original
front now faces garden. Late C19 full height canted bay projects to left
of centre, ground floor cement rendering with banded rustication to
ground floor canted bay to right. Mutuled cornice to ground floor.
Traces of arch over ground floor left, perhaps original entrance.
Glazing bar sashes, flat arched heads. 2 blind windows to left.
Dentilled timber cornice. Early C19 addition to left in stock brick, set
back. An entrance with a semi-circular fanlight. To road, now front:
entrance in C19 gabled porch, 2nd bay from right. Central stack to
front, cross axial stack on later addition. Remains of large late C18 to
early C19 grotto attached to right return from garden extending on 3
sides of a rectangle, probably associated with the drinking of waters
from the nearby pool, at one time fashionable. 2 and 1 storey links to
late C18 house. Red brick. Hipped tiled roof. 2 storeys. Scattered
casements, some leaded lights. To right on road C20 porch addition.
External stack to front left. Dentilled timber cornice to rear. (VCH

Listing NGR: TQ1280398845

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