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The Malthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.798 / 51°47'52"N

Longitude: -0.0755 / 0°4'31"W

OS Eastings: 532807

OS Northings: 212787

OS Grid: TL328127

Mapcode National: GBR KBQ.CQ4

Mapcode Global: VHGPN.M2YH

Plus Code: 9C3XQWXF+5R

Entry Name: The Malthouse

Listing Date: 8 December 1972

Last Amended: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268780

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461453

ID on this website: 101268780

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 All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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817-1/17/172 (West side)
08/12/72 The Malthouse
(Formerly Listed as:
Premises occupied by Borough of
Hertford Housing Maintenance Depot)


Former maltings, subsequently maintenance depot, now converted
to residential use. c1875, for Benjamin Young, converted to 23
retirement flats 1987, and to elderly persons rest house 1990.
Architects Wakefield Poyser Partnership. Yellow stock brick,
laid to Flemish bond, dark stained weatherboarded cowl.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attics; originally 4 floors, 111ft
length by 40 ft wide, with 76ft cistern (34m x 12m x 23m),
couch and malting floor, 35ft (10.5m) kiln; malt store at
right angles to main building range. Main maltings range of 6
bays, with 4 rows of openings below with segmental arches, 3
now with C20 wood casement windows, 1 blank with recesses due
to realignment of internal-floor levels. Attic now lit by C20
roof lights. Kiln house divided by brick buttresses with
offsets, 3 by 2 bays with largely C20 casement windows in new
openings with segmental arches. On left, former malt store, 2
storeys and attics, with dark stained weatherboard cladding is
largely a C20 reconstruction.
INTERIOR: completely remodelled at time of conversion, the 4
levels of malting floors reduced to 3, but with insertion of
attic. Kiln furnaces removed during conversion.
(The industrial archaeology of the British Isles: Branch
Johnson W: Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire: Newton
Abbot: 1970-: 33-34,38-39, 167).

Listing NGR: TL3280712787

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