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59a 59, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Buntingford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9479 / 51°56'52"N

Longitude: -0.0199 / 0°1'11"W

OS Eastings: 536189

OS Northings: 229558

OS Grid: TL361295

Mapcode National: GBR K8W.V2Y

Mapcode Global: VHGNX.L9VM

Entry Name: 59a 59, High Street

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Last Amended: 6 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159792

Location: Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Buntingford

Built-Up Area: Buntingford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Layston with Buntingford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(west side)

7/52 No 59A, and No 59
(formerly listed as
22.2.67 No 57, and No 59)


House, now a shop and a house. Early C16 hall house with 2
crosswings, hall largely rebuilt in C19 when middle and N part of
street front cased in brick. Timber frame largely cased in grey
gault brick but S wing roughcast with weatherboarding in S flank
and exposed timbers in carriageway. Steep red tile roofs. 2-
storeys and attics H plan house facing E with wider and deeper,
gabled N cross wing and smaller S crossing jettied to front and
rear with a shop and a tapered carriageway to yard running
through its Ground floor. Street front has a moulded bargeboard
and 3-light tall casement window with moulded corbelled sill to
upper part of S crosswing. Heavy arch-braced entrance to
carriageway and brackets to each end of jetty. Small shopfront
with fascia to left. The rest of the front in brick has 2 upper
windows to centre and 2 to gabled N wing with pointed attic
window in apex and wavy pierced bargeboard. Recessed sash
windows with 6/6 panes under gauged arches. Door into upper end
of hall with triple sash window to left. 2 sash windows to
Ground floor of N wing. Brick floorband and plinth. Battened
door with rectangular fanlight in wooden surround with fluted
pilasters and flat hood on shaped and pierced brackets. 3 tall
octagonal brick shafts to central chimney to middle, backing onto
carriageway. Plain large square central chimney in N wing. Low
rear eaves suggest the hall range was single-storey. In E wall
of N wing exposed internal timbers with low headed doorway,
formerly to cellar, to S of normal height doorway. Between them
2 4-centred blocked shop windows. Function of room probably
changed when central chimney -built and fireplace provided with 4-
centred brick opening plastered to resemble stone. Ovolo moulded
twin beams in same room. Heavy flat joists in NW room. 3-
centred fireplace in room above apparently added to earlier
stack. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3618529561

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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