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55a,55b,57,59,61 and 63, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8582 / 51°51'29"N

Longitude: -0.1132 / 0°6'47"W

OS Eastings: 530032

OS Northings: 219417

OS Grid: TL300194

Mapcode National: GBR K9X.G5W

Mapcode Global: VHGP8.0K0C

Plus Code: 9C3XVV5P+7P

Entry Name: 55a,55b,57,59,61 and 63, High Street

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1341465

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356283

Location: Watton-at-Stone, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Watton-at-Stone

Built-Up Area: Watton at Stone

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watton-at-Stone

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 3019
(Northeast side)
9/173 Nos. 55A, 55B, 57,
- 59, 61, and 63

Row of 8 almshouses, now 6 dwellings. 1873 on datestone. Possibly by
G. Devey for Abel Smith of Woodhall Park (q.v.). Red brick. Part
roughcast with sham timber framing, some tile hanging. Tiled roofs.
Informal group in Domestic Revival Style. 2 storeys to left. 1 storey
and attic to right. To left of centre is a projecting gable fronted bay
with a ground floor flush frame 3 light small pane casement, plan band
to roughcast and sham timber framed attic with a similar 4 light
casement, moulded bargeboard. To right is lower bay with an entrance
under a raking tiled hood and datestone, small roughcast gable with a
2 light window, moulded bargeboard. Extending further right is a yet
lower 4 bay range with roof swept down to ground floor level. 2
entrances in deep recesses have 2/3 glazed doors, outer chamfered Tudor
arches, flanking 2 light casements. Above right entrance is a gable,
more steeply pitched, with a 2 light casement, moulded bargeboard. 3
bays extend to left of gable fronted bay. Overhanging first floor. 2
entrances with chamfered Tudor arches, 1, 2, and 3 light casements.
Brackets to moulded bressumer, first floor close studding and a tile
hung gablet. Left return angle is canted with ground floor 1:2:1 and
first floor 5 light casements. Hip on roof. Left return has 1 bay of
overhang continued with a tilehung gable to rear. Behind a lower 2 bay
link block with an entrance is set back and extends to a projecting
gable fronted bay with a cove to overhanging first floor which is
roughcast with a moulded bressumer. Canted oriel and brackets below
moulded beam to further projecting gable with a moulded bargeboard. Red
brick stacks on ridges have moulded bases to multiple square and
diagonally set shafts with oversailing caps, cross axial to centre and
right, axial to left. External stacks with offsets on right end and to
rear left. Multiple gables to rear of taller range. Interior not
inspected. Attached to right gable end and projecting forward is a Tudor
carriage arch with a keystone. Dentilled brick course. Included for
group value.

Listing NGR: TL3003219417

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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