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The Sun Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9467 / 51°56'48"N

Longitude: -0.2785 / 0°16'42"W

OS Eastings: 518419

OS Northings: 228977

OS Grid: TL184289

Mapcode National: GBR H5W.VT9

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.4B4H

Plus Code: 9C3XWPWC+MJ

Entry Name: The Sun Hotel

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161531

Location: Hitchin Highbury, 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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Listing Text

(East Side)
No 4 (The Sun Hotel)
TL 1828 NW 2/44

Circa 1700. 3 storey building in blue bric, dressed with red. Moulded
wooden eaves, recessed for every window-head, below steep hipped tile
roof. Strings between floors. 9 windows in broad flush frames, the lower
2 storeys slightly curved, those in the ground floor protected by outside
shutters of fielded panelling. Broad central carriage-way to yard behind.
Braced strut of wrought iron for the inn sign ended with a painted bunch
of grapes in wrought iron; now removed.
Considerable buildings at the back of the inn present facades of half-timbering
or of later, Georgian, construction. In particular, a large block contains
an assembly room on the first floor beneath a hipped tile roof, three
big C18 sashed windows open onto the courtyard and a single coved plaster
cornice runs round the outer faces of this block. RCHM, page 120 (recording
an earlier building of circa 1600 or earlier); VCH, page 5.

Nos 4 to 11 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1841928977

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

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