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Manor House Galleries

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9506 / 51°57'2"N

Longitude: -0.2769 / 0°16'36"W

OS Eastings: 518518

OS Northings: 229417

OS Grid: TL185294

Mapcode National: GBR H5W.NTQ

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.47ZH

Plus Code: 9C3XXP2F+76

Entry Name: Manor House Galleries

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347575

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161415

Location: North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Town: North Hertfordshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Hitchin Highbury

Built-Up Area: Hitchin

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hitchin

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

5255 (West Side)
TL 1829 SE 4/14 13.4.51


(The Manor Rouse Galleries' of Messrs Phillips). Fine house of circa
1700, In two sections, which abut yet are distinct. Both sections show
careful restoration. (? the Southern section may be a later continuation
of the design of the main, Northern, facade). 2 storeys in red brick,
with moulded brick modillioned cornice below a plain parapet, which partly
masks the steep tiled roof (two leaded dormers in the Northern section).
9 windows with curved heads, all in broad almost flush frames: those in
ground floor have projecting brick keystones, running up into the string
at first floor level; those in upper floor have plain brick aprons. Northern
section (symmetrical 5 window facade) has a magnificent carved wooden
porch, so tall and so splendid that it may well have been brought from
some more imposing facade (possibly of late C17 rather than later). Fluted
Corinthian columns and pilasters, carved modillions, carved end rounded
head enclosing a carved cartouche; the whole backed by rusticated woodwork,
in which a round-headed recess contains the door of eight fielded panels
(the lower half divided by diagonals into four triangular panels) beneath
a carved semi-circular fanlight. Elliptically arched carriageway on left.

Nos 21 to 28 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1851629426

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

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