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Biggin Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9469 / 51°56'48"N

Longitude: -0.2765 / 0°16'35"W

OS Eastings: 518551

OS Northings: 229001

OS Grid: TL185290

Mapcode National: GBR H5W.WDB

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.5B4C

Plus Code: 9C3XWPWF+Q9

Entry Name: Biggin Almshouses

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Last Amended: 17 June 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102181

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161528

Location: Hitchin Highbury, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

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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(North-West Side)
Biggin Almhouses.
(Formerly listed under
TL 1828 NE 3/28
TL 1829 SE 4/28

II* 13.4.51.

Early C17 almhouses built in four ranges of 2 storeys round a small open
courtyard. Partly rebuilt in more modern brickwork; mich of the upper
storey is plastered. Some old brickwork in tall chimney stacks. Steep
tiled roofs with some louvred dormers. In the courtyard, a cloister is
formed by a Small Tuscan colonnade along one side. Irregular fenestration
windows of varying sizes, with leaded lights and generally with wooden
mullions end occasionally transoms.

Listing NGR: TL1855129001

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