Kings Langley. Pound Cottage

Colin Wilson

Pound Cottage, with later additions. The house name is on the sign at the right hand end of the building. 2017
Colin Wilson
OS 25" map Hertfordshire XXXVIII.8 showing location of Pound Cottage
Courtesy of Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

The Historic England list refers to this building as the pound keeper’s cottage, at one time a ‘charity cottage’ for the poor of the parish. That is the sole reference found so far. It is not mentioned in the standard historical works such as Victoria County History or Cussans.

The original part, built about 1600, is the section with the two dormer windows. A photo dating from around 1900 showing the cottage and the village pound can be found in Hastie’s book, page 12. The building was grade 2 listed as of December 1986, with a list reference 1296120.

The dates when it was used as an almshouse are not known.


Address:        Common Lane, Kings Langley WD4 8DP
Georef:           507051 202947
Grid ref:
         51o 42′ 55″N  0o 27′ 07″W
OS 25″ map Hertfordshire XXXVIII.8  pub1924


Kings Langley. A Hertfordshire Village by Scott Hastie.
Pub the Kings Langley Local History and Museum Society 1991.
ISBN 0 9507647 1X. A copy is held at HALS

The Historic England list for England can be accessed at


This page was added on 06/06/2018.

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