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49, 50 and 50a, Commercial Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Hereford, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.057 / 52°3'25"N

Longitude: -2.7135 / 2°42'48"W

OS Eastings: 351176

OS Northings: 240083

OS Grid: SO511400

Mapcode National: GBR FL.DFKG

Mapcode Global: VH85N.XKCH

Plus Code: 9C4V374P+QJ

Entry Name: 49, 50 and 50a, Commercial Street

Listing Date: 10 August 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 372322

Location: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Hereford

Built-Up Area: Hereford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: St Peter with St Owen and St James, Hereford

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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683-1/8/143 (South East side)
10/08/89 Nos.49, 50 AND 50A


Shops and dwellings, now shops. Early C15, C17, early/mid C18,
C19. Painted brick and timber-framed; hipped Welsh slate roof;
brick stack with C20 cap, to rear. Early/mid C18 brick block
parallel to street with 2 projecting rear wings, that to No.49
is probably early C18 and contemporary with the front, that to
No.50A is early C15 and C17.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellar; 6-window range: mid C19
margin-glazed sashes in broad, beaded cases under segmental
arches; storeyband; 2/2 sashes over. Three C20 shop fronts.
Left returned side (to Union Passage): C18 nine-pane light
with broad glazing bars, in rear wing; brick stack.
INTERIOR: late C18 winder stair with turned balusters and
damaged newel, to 2nd floor. 2nd floor: C19 corner fireplace;
two 2-panel doors with L-hinges; plank door; moulded ridge
purlin to rear. 1st floor: C19 corner fireplace to rear; three
2-panel doors; late C19 six-panel door; 2 panelled wall
cupboards; C19 corner fireplaces, one tiled and painted;
panelled reveals. Cellar: jowelled post re-used as prop.
No.50A: C18 open-well staircase with turned balusters fron 1st
to 2nd floor. 2nd floor: C19 corner fireplace and pair of wall
cupboards; two 2-panel doors. 1st floor: 2- and 6-panel doors;
panelled reveals; late C19 fireplace (corner). Cellar:
stone-lined. Rear wing: surviving remains of an early C15 hall
of high quality. The damaged framing is not fully revealed.
Probable dais end with panelled wall with 2 trefoil-headed
panels, plaster with remains of painted text above. Brattished
wall plate right round. 3-bay roof with arch-braced collars,
stop-chamfered purlins, 3 tiers of cusped windbraces. The main
trusses have cusped queen struts and principals and moulded
soffits to the collars. Smoke blackening to all the original
timbers indicating its origins as an open hall. The hall is
not its original width being cut back by approx 1m and with a
later partition. One truss survives to full width.
Beyond the hall is a later structure with a C17 principal
rafter roof with queen posts and wind-bracing. Rafters are
halved and pegged at apex. The wing has been truncated by at
least one bay in C19 as indicated by the remains of the
purlins. A rare but damaged survival of a richly decorated
high status C15 hall.

Listing NGR: SO5117640083

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