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20, Church Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hereford, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.0552 / 52°3'18"N

Longitude: -2.7159 / 2°42'57"W

OS Eastings: 351011

OS Northings: 239882

OS Grid: SO510398

Mapcode National: GBR FL.DLY2

Mapcode Global: VH85N.WL3W

Plus Code: 9C4V374M+3M

Entry Name: 20, Church Street

Listing Date: 10 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206265

English Heritage Legacy ID: 372307

Location: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Hereford

Built-Up Area: Hereford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

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683-1/7/127 (East side)
10/06/52 No.20


House. Mostly C18 brick skin to C14 core. Brick; timber-frame;
slate(?) roof; coursed sandstone rubble stack with brick
chimney. 3-bay unit, with later additions.
INTERIOR incorporates medieval hall, (c1350-1400) with crown
post roof, (the only one in Hereford), and 2 original
ogee-moulded entrance doors. South wall incorporates at first
floor level an extremely well-preserved original window
consisting of 4 cusped ogee-arched headed lights. Directly
below on the ground floor is an equally well-preserved 4-light
window of less ornate design but of the same period. Graffiti
on brick west gable reads, "Daniel Watts 1726".
In the C19 and early C20, the house was occupied by the
Cathedral Organist, and was much frequented by Sir Edward
Elgar, who commenced several major works in a specially
designated "composing room". Currently undergoing extensive
(Shoesmith R: Elgar Associations; Wulfstan-Atkins E: The Elgar
Atkins friendship: 1984-; City of Hereford Archaeology Report
Series 82: July: 1990-; RCHME).

Listing NGR: SO5101139882

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