Jump to: navigation, search

Robin Hood House (Little Gaddesden)

Coordinate 51.803095, -0.553097
Adm. div. Hertfordshire
Vicinity 58 Nettleden Road, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamstead
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1908
Loading map...
Robin Hood House.
Robin Hood House, once an inn – the Robin Hood – then a private residence, now a privately owned and run dementia care home / Benslow Care Homes: Robin Hood House.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.

Robin Hood House was originally a village pub, the Robin Hood, but was subsequently converted into a private residence and greatly expanded. It now functions as a dementia care home, owned and run by Benslow Care Homes.

As can be seen on the Google map of the county on the page on Hertfordshire place-names, Robin Hood House is just outside the historical Hertford­shire/Bucking­ham­shire border according to the boundary data provided by the Historic Counties Trust. I follow the Victoria County History which includes it in Hertfordshire (1908).[1] It is certainly now in Hertfordshire.[2]


Following the high road north from Hemel Hempstead may be seen near the beginning of the village Robin Hood House, a large old house of timber and stucco. It was once the Robin Hood village public-house, but has been greatly added to, and is now the residence of Mr. Alexander Murray-Smith.[3]

Robin Hood House, originally an inn, stands at the end of the village, ¾ mile S. of the church. It is a two-storeyed building with attics, and is covered with cement; the roofs are tiled. It is probably of the 17th century, but the only old features now visible are some beams in the ceilings and some flat, shaped balusters in a staircase leading from the first floor to the attics.





Also see


Image gallery

Click any image to display it in the lightbox, where you can navigate between images by clicking in the right or left side of the current image.