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Manor House Galleries

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

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: Hitchin Highbury, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: 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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Description

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TL 1829 SE
4/14

BANCROFT (West Side)
Nos. 26 and 27 (Manor House Galleries)
13.4.51

GV
II*

(The Manor House 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). Two 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).

Nine 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 five 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

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