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34, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Ware, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8106 / 51°48'38"N

Longitude: -0.0301 / 0°1'48"W

OS Eastings: 535901

OS Northings: 214279

OS Grid: TL359142

Mapcode National: GBR KBL.K6W

Mapcode Global: VHGPH.FRGB

Plus Code: 9C3XRX69+7X

Entry Name: 34, High Street

Listing Date: 14 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222491

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412335

Location: Ware, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ware

Built-Up Area: Ware

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ware

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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829-1/9/98 (North side)
14/03/74 No.34


House, subsequently shop with living accommodation, now
restaurant. C17 altered early C19. Timber-framed with stucco
facing. Roof hipped, with old tiles, and 1 segmentally headed
casement dormer, above parapet.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, basement and attics. 2 storey canted bay
window, with first floor casement windows at C20 replacement
for former sashes. Moulded frame at right on first floor for
trader's name. Moulded band runs across facade and around
windows. Fascia, and cornice, the latter with mouldings cut
back, and parapet. Ground floor has C19 projecting canted bay
window, former shopfront, with modern cellar light below.
Moulded cill and mullion to plate glass windows, with leaded
lights above moulded transom. Panelled pilasters, with
recessed reeded bands at either side, moulded timber cornice.
Long cut ogee-profiled 'blinkers', formerly flanking blinds,
at either side of the 3 main faces of the shop window. Half
glazed 2 panel door on right in reveal with reeded quarter
columns, fanlight with radiating pointed-arched glazing bars.
Ornamental cast-iron early C19 railings, with a Greek key,
repeated oval, and quatrefoil pattern, below flat-roofed
extension at right. Small gable at first floor, with 1
slightly recessed sash window, with glazing bars, with exposed
boxes and architrave surrounds. Main gable of 2 storeys and
attics set back.
In 1820 the building was owned by Abraham Hudson, corn
chandler, who probably undertook the Regency alterations; in
the late C19 the premises were occupied by a tobacconist.
(Edwards E and Perman D: Ware's Past In Pictures: Ware: 1991-:
85; Perman D: Ware UD. List of buildings of special arch or
historic interest: 1993-: 43; Forrester H: Timber Framed
Buildings in Hertford and Ware: Hitchin: 1964-: 45).

Listing NGR: TL3589614285

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