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Description: 24, 26 and 28, Broad Street
Date Listed: 12 April 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 150996
OS Grid Reference: SO6554954604
OS Grid Coordinates: 365549, 254604
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1886, -2.5053
815/1/161 BROAD STREET
24, 26 AND 28
(Formerly listed as:
22 AND 23)
A pair of houses, dating from the C17 or C18 with a brick street front of the early C19 and a later C19 shop frontage which projects slightly and spans both properties. There is timber framing to an interior wall of No. 26. and a portion of rubble walling to the rear of No. 26. The roof is of slates.
PLAN: The building has three storeys and a cellar below No. 24. There is evidence that the roof of both houses has been raised at some stage.
EXTERIOR: The North front of Nos. 24 and 26 faces onto Broad Street. No. 24 is to the right and its roof is slightly higher than that of No.26. Both buildings have two bays to the first and second storeys with sash windows which have painted, splayed heads. No. 26 has a plat band of three bricks depth between the first and second floors. No. 24 has a C19 lantern with iron bracket, set between the windows at first floor level. The later shop front, which extends across the ground floor of both houses, has a stall riser below plate glass windows which are divided by mullions with carved, splayed capitals. To the top of the windows is a transom with ventilation grilles and above this is a fascia with cornice. There is a lobby entry at right of centre with a glazed door, and at either end of the front are fluted pilasters with consoles and gabled caps. The western flank is blind but has the scar of a former doorway. There are two gables, the left hand one of which has a diaper design in black brick. The former, lower roofline can also be seen. The rear has a portion of brick walling with sash windows at left. The rest of the walling is of rubble stone with some large bocks of dressed stone to the rear of No. 26. and a door with six flush panels and heavy doorframe. The rear of No. 24 has two substantial chimney stacks.
INTERIOR: The interior was not inspected for the purposes of this assessment, but has been informed by the Insight Historic Buildings Research report (2009). No. 24 has a dogleg staircase of three flights, which appear to be of early C18 date. This has turned balusters to the lower flight which may be alterations, and twisted balusters to the two upper flights which appear to be original, with a moulded, ramped handrail. A roof truss at second floor level clearly shows that the former roof level has been raised. No. 26 has timber-framed walling in the partition wall with No. 30 Broad Street. To the rear is a spiral staircase with square newel. Both ground and first floors have wide doors with two, fielded panels. An exposed roof truss at second floor level also indicates that the earlier roof has been raised to create a second floor.
HISTORY: Bromyard is a small market town that was first recorded in circa 840. Nos. 24, 26 & 28 Broad Street are 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)
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
Nos 24, 26 & 28 Broad Street are designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural: the building has an attractive front of late C18 or early C19 date, which contributes to the pattern of other, similar buildings in the town
* Architectural: the building has a handsome shop front that dates from the later C19, which is largely intact. Similar shop fronts are a feature of Broad Street
* Historic: behind the facade there is evidence of the earlier building history to these houses, including staircases, doors and earlier roof structure, which adds to the historic interest of the property
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Source: English Heritage
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