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Former Corn Exchange

A Grade II Listed Building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161604

Location: Hitchin Highbury, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

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

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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
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MARKET PLACE (West side)
No 31 (Former Corn Exchange)

(Formerly listed as No 32 (Former Corn Exchange))

GV
II

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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