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The Sportsman Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7971 / 51°47'49"N

Longitude: -0.0745 / 0°4'28"W

OS Eastings: 532878

OS Northings: 212691

OS Grid: TL328126

Mapcode National: GBR KBR.60J

Mapcode Global: VHGPN.N3H5

Plus Code: 9C3XQWWG+R6

Entry Name: The Sportsman Public House

Listing Date: 10 February 1950

Last Amended: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268914

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461335

ID on this website: 101268914

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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817-1/17/89 (North side)
10/02/50 No.117
The Sportsman Public House
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
The Blue Boy)


House, now public house. Mid/late C18 with C20 alterations and
extensions. Timber-framed, stucco with red brick angle
pilasters laid to Flemish bond, old tiled roof with lead roll
hips and moulded eaves cornice, and Welsh slated roof over
front pediment. Red brick chimneys with oversailing courses,
earthenware and terracotta pots.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic in centre. Centre staircase
plan, much altered internally. Front elevation has first floor
with 3 narrow 8-pane sashes, nearly flush set with moulded
architrave surrounds, the central windows masked by inn sign.
Ground floor with 2 similar wider 12-pane windows. Central
doorway with 6 fielded panelled door, upper 2 panels glazed,
recessed in wood doorcase with panelled Tuscan pilasters,
entablature and pediment. Large pediment to attic, with
moulded surround, and central attic casement window with small
panes. Long rear outshoot along South Street, single storey
and attics with 5 small sash windows and 2 hipped dormers with
sashes. Building altered externally and internally and
extended in 1981.
INTERIOR: bar spaces reconstructed and have late C20 fittings.
Interior above ground floor not inspected.
(Smith JT: English Houses 1200-1800: The Hertfordshire
Evidence: London: 1992-: 185).

Listing NGR: TL3287812691

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