History in Structure

40 and 42, St Andrew Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.7965 / 51°47'47"N

Longitude: -0.0827 / 0°4'57"W

OS Eastings: 532313

OS Northings: 212610

OS Grid: TL323126

Mapcode National: GBR KBQ.9X5

Mapcode Global: VHGPN.J34M

Plus Code: 9C3XQWW8+HW

Entry Name: 40 and 42, St Andrew Street

Listing Date: 10 February 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461496

Also known as: Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers

ID on this website: 101268739

Location: Hertford, East Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hertford

Built-Up Area: Hertford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hertford St Andrew with St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Tagged with: Building

Find accommodation in



817-1/16/218 (North side)
10/02/50 Nos.40 AND 42


House, now subdivided as two properties with ground floor
shops, offices (No.42) and residence (No.40). Early C18,
subdivided C19. Red-brown brick, Flemish bond, with cherry red
dressings, ground floor front C19 stucco with masonry lining,
stuccoed sides, double hipped old tiled roof behind parapet
with flat stone coping. Square red brick stack centre at
right, with long clay pots, 2 twin flue stacks at left.
Originally with central door into front hall, double-depth
plan, with 4 main rooms on each floor modified when
EXTERIOR: 4 bay facade, 3 storeys and basement. First floor
has 4 closely spaced windows, 2 sashes with 12-panes at left,
2 at right without glazing bars, all with segmental heads,
below rubbed red brick segmental arches with red brick jambs.
Second floor has squatter windows, 1 at left with glazing
bars, the remainder plain glazed. Plat band with moulded lower
course at second-floor level, similar band, now stuccoed, at
first-floor level. Brick dentilled and moulded cornice above
second-floor windows.
Ground floor of No.42 has C19 small-paned bow window at left,
with pilaster surround, with fascia and cornice hood supported
on consoles. C20 glazed door in semicircular headed archway
with C20 replica small hood at right.
No.40 occupies 3rd bay with panelled door in arched recess
with projecting keyblock. 2 windows to right plain glazed in
segmental arched openings, with keyblocks.
Rear elevation of red brick, with 3 sash windows on first and
second floor, the middle windows off centre and dropped to
light half landings on staircase.
INTERIOR: No.40 is now the larger unit with more original C18
fittings, including diagonally set fireplaces against party
wall. Front room has bold moulded wood cornice and corner
cupboard with scalloped shelves. Dogleg stair in rear hall
against rear wall, Tuscan column newels, open string,
bracketed treads, column on-bobbin-on-vase balusters, 2 per
tread, moulded handrails, newel caps and panelled dado. Half
landing window with heavy quadrant bars. First floor front and
rear rooms panelled with moulded wood cornices, 3-panel doors.
Rear room modified and subdivided in corner, with access from
half landing raised by winders. Basement has brick paviour

floor, bacon hutch of riven lath latticework at foot of stair.
No.42 altered, front room retains heavy moulded C18 wood
cornice, and panelling on 3 walls. Winder stair in centre
leads to first floor, front room has simple C18 panelling and
cornice comparable with No.40, upper flight of stair to second
floor close string, pilaster newel, column on vase balusters.
Despite alterations, Nos 40 & 42 represent an important
example of an early C18 town house with the sophistication of
the architectural treatment applied to a post-medieval plan.
(Smith JT: English Houses 1200-1800: The Hertfordshire
Evidence: London: 1992-: 164, FIG 273).

Listing NGR: TL3231312609

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.