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The Moat House

A Grade II Listed Building in Holwell, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9818 / 51°58'54"N

Longitude: -0.3105 / 0°18'37"W

OS Eastings: 516126

OS Northings: 232832

OS Grid: TL161328

Mapcode National: GBR H5G.LBM

Mapcode Global: VHGNK.KGP2

Plus Code: 9C3XXMJQ+PQ

Entry Name: The Moat House

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163035

Location: Holwell, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Holwell

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Holwell

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 13 SE (South side)

2/25 The Moat House
- II

House. Late C15 or early C16 former open hall house as E range, C17
inserted floor, C19 S range, renovated C20. Timber frame on stuccoed
brick sill, exposed frame with plastered panels on rear wall of E range,
roughcast elsewhere. Steep old red tile roofs. An L-plan 1 1/2-storeys
house on a moated site, facing E, with 2-storeys C19 2-storeys gabled
crosswing at S end of E front. This has 2 gabled dormers at eaves of
hall range, 2 single-light windows below, hooded recessed porch at
junction with projecting S crosswing which has a window to each floor
and half-octagonal bay on its S side. Flush casement windows. Large
internal N gable chimney to E range with 2 diagonal square shafts
(rebuilt). Internal chimney with 3 conjoined diagonal shafts to S
crosswing. 1 1/2-storeys S range extending to W. Interior has exposed
timbers of 2 1.2 bays of hall range, the longer middle bay is the lower bay
of the hall, separated by a full height partition wall from S bay which
now has entrance and winding stair and may be a wide cross-passage bay.
Arch-braced hollow chamfered open truss remains with queen-posts and
arched-braces to collar. Centre of tie-beam cut out and used as a
decorative feature to right of fireplace on ground floor. Narrow N bay
with internal gable chimney represents a shortening of the upper bay of
the hall. Clasped-purlin roof structure, wind-braces cut out, jowled
posts, central post and curved tension braces in partition wall, floor
carried on inserted chamfered axial beam. Chamfered and stopped joists
re-used in C20 S crosswing.

Listing NGR: TL1612632832

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