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207-209, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7609 / 51°45'39"N

Longitude: -0.5667 / 0°34'0"W

OS Eastings: 499015

OS Northings: 207888

OS Grid: SP990078

Mapcode National: GBR F55.FKD

Mapcode Global: VHFRY.4Z7Y

Plus Code: 9C3XQC6M+98

Entry Name: 207-209, High Street

Listing Date: 28 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342162

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355500

Location: Berkhamsted, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Berkhamsted

Built-Up Area: Berkhamsted

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Berkhamsted

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Description


1. HIGH STREET
(South Side)
SP9ONE Nos. 207-209 (odd)
SP/192

II GV


House, now 2 shops. Late C15 early C16. Floored mid to late C17 and altered in C19
and C20. Timber frame on brick and flint base, rendered, slate roof to front and
(machine) clay tiles to rear. 3 bays have been widened to the rear with short wings
added to the right and left of 1 and 2 storeys respectively, possibly reflecting
earlier wings. Although partly open originally, right-hand bay may have been storeyed.
Passage through building on ground floor, to right of centre bay, may indicate position
of earlier screen passage. On ground floor shop fronts are a mix of C19 and C20 work
while 3 C19 centred and sashed oriels punctuate the first floor. Roof raised. Left
gable has brick and flint base with roughcast render above in which the line of the
original steeply pitched roof is visible, C18 or C19 brick stack above. Inserted stack
between centre and right bays, of similar age, recently truncated. Interior: exposed
framing, jowled posts with mixture of curved and straight braces to cambered tie beams,
cut to centre bay. Crown post roof. Original truss to left of centre has unusually
short crown post with octagonal shaft, broached with spurs to a moulded square cap and
base. From this springs an unmoulded square vertical member into which 4 way braces
to support the collar and collar purlin are jointed. Although roof has been raised
some rafters remain in their original position. Inserted floor over centre bay has
stopped chamfered joists.


Listing NGR: SP9901507888

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