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The Valiant Trooper Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldbury, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8002 / 51°48'0"N

Longitude: -0.603 / 0°36'10"W

OS Eastings: 496425

OS Northings: 212207

OS Grid: SP964122

Mapcode National: GBR F4Q.4CH

Mapcode Global: VHFRX.H0KS

Plus Code: 9C3XR92W+3Q

Entry Name: The Valiant Trooper Public House

Listing Date: 4 April 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347794

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355666

Location: Aldbury, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Aldbury

Built-Up Area: Aldbury

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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SP 9612
(East side)
12/29 The Valiant Trooper PH
House, now a public house for 2 centuries. C16 origin as a cruck framed
building, heightened and extended in C17, S half of 2 storeys part
projecting rear and brick fronted with 'ID 1769' and 'MD 1769' cut in
the front. Long C19 low stable wing attached to N end extending E,
converted to pub accommodation with glazed lean-to link at NW in 1980's.
Timber frame roughcast N part with black stucco plinth, chequered red
and black brick front and red brick to rear projection of S part and
front of single-storey S end with matching shallower C20 S toilet
extension. Steep old red tile roofs. Plum brick N stable range with
plastered W part and hipped slate roof. Red tilehanging to S gable of 2
storeys part. A 2 storeys and attic, 2 windows long building with
single-storey S wing, facing W on the bend in Trooper Road. 3-light,
small-pane, casement windows with Yorkshire sliding casement to N part
ground floor, and segmental arch to S part ground floor. A 3-light
casement window and 4-panel, half-glazed door to low S wing. Large axial
external N gable chimney. Small internal S gable chimney, and S gable
chimney to S wing. Interior has exposed timbers, chamfered axial beams,
large open fireplace with oven at N gable, clasped-purlin roof, and a
diagonal corner fireplace served by the S gable chimney. The recent
removal of a similar fireplace at the SE corner of the projecting rear
part revealed the lower part of a cruck blade in the gable wall, the
upper part of which has not been exposed. Called The Trooper Alehouse up
to c.1890. (Davis (1980) No.24).

Listing NGR: SP9642512207

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