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Moat House Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8129 / 51°48'46"N

Longitude: -0.3522 / 0°21'7"W

OS Eastings: 513689

OS Northings: 213978

OS Grid: TL136139

Mapcode National: GBR H7J.7SQ

Mapcode Global: VHFRV.VP5L

Plus Code: 9C3XRJ7X+54

Entry Name: Moat House Hotel

Listing Date: 26 July 1951

Last Amended: 27 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163611

Location: Harpenden, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Harpenden

Built-Up Area: Harpenden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Harpenden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(east side)

5/77 Moat House Hotel
(formerly listed as St
26.7.51 Dominic's Convent School)


Hotel, built as large town house. Early C18, but with large mid-
late C17 chimney stack on left side. Late C19 additions on front
left and rear. The main block is red brick with vitrified
headers. Gauged red brick lintels. Plain tile hipped roof. 3
storeys. 6 flush sash windows in moulded frames. 2 floor bands.
Excellent wooden doorcase towards left. Door of 8 fielded panels
in moulded wood frame and with rectangular fan. Fluted
Corinthian pilasters carry an enriched architrave which curves
upwards at the centre. Broken segmental pediment with enriched
modillions and in tympanum a vase relief with swags of fruit and
flowers draped on either side. The chimney stack is in darker
red brick and has an ovolo cornice near the top of its base. To
rear of main block is a 2-storey C18 block 3 windows wide.
Behind that is a late C19 range with canted bay window. Mauve
brick with red lintels. Similar style extension on front left
has a gabled bay of casement windows facing S. Interior was
modified in an open-plan Wren style in late C19 or early C20,
but outer walls have original fielded panelling. Large C18
fireplace to rear wall of S ground floor room. Formerly called

Listing NGR: TL1368913978

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