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Former Corn Exchange

A Grade II Listed Building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9477 / 51°56'51"N

Longitude: -0.2793 / 0°16'45"W

OS Eastings: 518362

OS Northings: 229082

OS Grid: TL183290

Mapcode National: GBR H5W.VLH

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.39QS

Plus Code: 9C3XWPXC+37

Entry Name: Former Corn Exchange

Listing Date: 14 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161604

Location: North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Hitchin Highbury

Built-Up Area: Hitchin

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hitchin

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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The following building shall be added;
TL 1829 SW 1/339 (West side)
No 32 (Former Corn Exchange)

Corn exchange. 1853. Red brick with stucco facade; Welsh slate roofs. Corn
exchange hall built to rear of offices to front. Two-storey facade in Mannerist
Classical style. Two large ground-floor windows with glazing bars, are flanked
by Tuscan half-columns; central door architrave, with chamfered jambs and
projecting keyblock, is set in wide Tuscan pilaster; Tuscan end pilasters to
carved brackets flanking plain frieze with egg-and-dart cornice. Rusticated
quoin strips to moulded parapet shaped over central Venetian window with margin-
light sashes; fielded infill panels. Facade crowned by elaborate timber bell
cupola. Hall to rear has panelled door with decorative fanlight, and plate
glass to glazed clerestorey and lantern. Interior: stick-baluster staircase to
front. Vestibule to left of hall lit by glazed dome. Hall has cast-iron columns
to lattice girders and springing for wrought-iron roof of c.1895: sickle-girder
trusses with semi-circular arched ribs set within upper tier of trusses to
lantern. Clock to rear presented in 1853 by farmers attending market.

Listing NGR: TL1836229082

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