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Description: 31 and 33, Broad Street
Date Listed: 12 April 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 150990
OS Grid Reference: SO6554854625
OS Grid Coordinates: 365548, 254625
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1888, -2.5054
815/1/155 BROAD STREET
31 AND 33
(Formerly listed as:
(Formerly listed as:
House with a C17 core, refronted in red brick in the C18 and divided to form two houses. Two shop fronts were inserted at ground-floor level in the late C19 or early C20.
EXTERIOR: Above the shop fronts, the three-bay frontage is nearly symmetrical, with recessed sash windows with brick lintels and projecting sills: on the first floor, 8-over-8 sashes flank a 6-over-6 sash; on the second floor, 4-over-4 sashes flank a 3-over-3 sash. At ground-floor level, the left-hand shop front (of No. 31) has a central door flanked by paired, arched, plate-glass windows, with splayed arched returns. The shop front to No. 33 has a doorway to left, with a single plate-glass window to right, surmounted by two arched transom lights.
INTERIOR: The interior was not inspected but has been informed by the Insight Historic Buildings Research report (2009). The ground floor of No. 31 has exposed chamfered beams with shallow scroll stops. Beneath the shop is a large cellar, partially cut into the bedrock along the rear wall. This part of the building has joinery thought to date from the C18, including a modest staircase and doors. On the ground floor, an elaborate C19 cast iron fire-surround of classical design; there is a an Art Nouveau fire-surround on the first floor, again of cast iron, and on the second floor is a C18 Forest pattern hob grate. The internal fittings of No. 33 date from the C19.
Bromyard is a small market town that was first recorded in circa 840. The building now known as 31 and 33 Broad Street is situated on one of the principal thoroughfares in the town adjoining the market square. The street appears to have been fully built up by the early C17, though some of the plots have been re-developed since that time.
Dalwood H and Bryant V, An Archaeological Assessment of Bromyard - The Central Marches Historic Towns Survey 1992-6 (2005) - http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/projArch/EUS/marches_eus_2005/downloads.cfm?county=herefordshire&area=bromyard&CFID=1543698&CFTOKEN=53188440 - Accessed on 18 August 2010
James D, Insight Historic Buildings Research, An Analysis of the Historic Fabric of Fifty Buildings in the Central Area of Bromyard, Herefordshire (2009)
RCHM vol. II (1931), p. 40, item 14.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
The building known as Nos. 31 and 33 Broad Street, Bromyard, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* HISTORICAL: as a town house with a C17 core, C18 refronting and later shop fronts, which is illustrative of the development of the area
* ARCHITECTURAL: for its symmetrical Georgian frontage, with later shopfronts - the western of these being a notably well-designed example - contributing to the character of the street
* GROUP VALUE: with other listed buildings in Broad Street
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Source: English Heritage
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