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Latitude: 51.9475 / 51°56'51"N
Longitude: -0.2793 / 0°16'45"W
OS Eastings: 518363
OS Northings: 229071
OS Grid: TL183290
Mapcode National: GBR H5W.VLK
Mapcode Global: VHGNS.39QV
Plus Code: 9C3XWPXC+27
Entry Name: Former Corn Exchange
Listing Date: 14 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1102132
English Heritage Legacy ID: 161604
Location: Hitchin Highbury, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5
District: North Hertfordshire
Electoral Ward/Division: Hitchin Highbury
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Hitchin
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Hitchin
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
Tagged with: Corn exchange
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 8 October 2021 to update the name and address and to reformat the text to current standards
TL 1829 SW
MARKET PLACE (West side)
No 31 (Former Corn Exchange)
(Formerly listed as 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: TL1836329071
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