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Description: 20 and 22, Church Street
Date Listed: 12 April 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 151004
OS Grid Reference: SO6561454720
OS Grid Coordinates: 365614, 254720
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1896, -2.5044
815/1/169 CHURCH STREET
20 AND 22
(Formerly listed as:
6 AND 7)
A pair of town houses dating from the early C19.
MATERIALS: they are constructed of brick, with a slate roof and brick ridge and gable end stacks.
PLAN: No. 20 is roughly square on plan with No. 22 being L-shaped on plan with the main range to the road running north-south a wing running at right angles to the south.
EXTERIOR: the building is of two storeys with a symmetrical three bay front to Church Street. Two panelled doors are set under pedimental hoods on shaped brackets. The windows are sliding sashes set in segmental-headed openings with moulded flush cases.
INTERIOR: Not inspected
HISTORY: Bromyard is a small market town that was first recorded in circa 840. Nos. 20 and 22 Church Street are situated on one of the principal thoroughfares in the town, adjoining the church with the market square. It continues south into Sherford Street, and together they were known as Verterus Vicus in the late C13 and recorded as Shurford Streate in 1575. This central area of the town to the south of the church and around the market place 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)
REASON FOR DESIGNATION: Nos. 20 and 22 Church Street are designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural interest: a good example of a pair of town houses of the early C19, reflecting vernacular traditions.
* Group value: with the numerous other listed buildings in Church Street
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
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