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125, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7593 / 51°45'33"N

Longitude: -0.5621 / 0°33'43"W

OS Eastings: 499338

OS Northings: 207718

OS Grid: SP993077

Mapcode National: GBR F55.NQB

Mapcode Global: VHFS4.61PM

Plus Code: 9C3XQC5Q+P5

Entry Name: 125, High Street

Listing Date: 26 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078112

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355496

ID on this website: 101078112

Location: Berkhamsted, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Berkhamsted

Built-Up Area: Berkhamsted

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Berkhamsted

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(south side)
1/10005 No 125

House, now partially occupied as commercial premises. C16, incorporating parts of a medieval
open hall of at least 2 bays, refaced in brick mid C19, and with late C20 alterations. Timber-
framing behind painted brickwork, brick chimneys and a Welsh slated roof 'L' plan house, of at
least 3 phases, with remodelled street frontage range, and rear range to west of yard accessed by
means of wide arched opening at east end of frontage range. STREET ELEVATION; 4-bay, 2
storey range, the bays delineated by pilasters with plainly- moulded capitals. End bay to right with
2 storey canted bay, formerly an entry, now with C20 doors below rectangular overlight,
approached by flight of 4 curved steps with splayed handrails. End bay to left with carriage entry
below shallow segmental arch with keyblock. Centre bays occupied by C20 advanced double
fronted shop window with plain fascia, elaborate cornice and inset part- glazed door. Above are
3 glazing bar sashes, 8 over 8 panes, without horns, set between truncated pilasters. Fixed side lights
and 2-light casement to canted bay. REAR RANGE; 4 bays, 2 storeys, with C20 2 storey lean to
extension to south, substantially remodelled, with replacement C20 sashes. Carriage entry with
C19 3-light casement at eaves level. INTERIOR; front range with exposed framing to first floor
of modest scantling, and with straight angle bracing. Rear range with remains of 2 trusses of an
earlier, open hall structure, including substantialjowel posts, arch braced tie beam, and steeply-set
principal rafters. Most ofthe upper roofstructure has been replaced. Room to rear at ground floor
level with substantial cross-beams. Room above with C18 large panelling, and comer hearth with
brick oven behind. Within, and to east side of the carriage arch, substantial vertical and horizontal
timbers, set back behind the later brick front, suggest a framed end wall, and a jettied first floor ,
the latter now concealed by, or destroyed at the insertion of the brick front. An important remnant
of an early, high status house which stood at the end of the medieval market place, now enclosed
within a C19 remodelling, which itself forms an important frontage component of the central part
ofBerkhamsted's principal street.

Listing NGR: SP9933807718

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