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59a 59, High Street, Buntingford

Description: 59a 59, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 159792

OS Grid Reference: TL3618929558
OS Grid Coordinates: 536189, 229558
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9479, -0.0199

Location: 59 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire SG9 9AD

Locality: Buntingford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9AD

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Listing Text

(west side)

7/52 No 59A, and No 59
(formerly listed as
22.2.67 No 57, and No 59)


House, now a shop and a house. Early C16 hall house with 2
crosswings, hall largely rebuilt in C19 when middle and N part of
street front cased in brick. Timber frame largely cased in grey
gault brick but S wing roughcast with weatherboarding in S flank
and exposed timbers in carriageway. Steep red tile roofs. 2-
storeys and attics H plan house facing E with wider and deeper,
gabled N cross wing and smaller S crossing jettied to front and
rear with a shop and a tapered carriageway to yard running
through its Ground floor. Street front has a moulded bargeboard
and 3-light tall casement window with moulded corbelled sill to
upper part of S crosswing. Heavy arch-braced entrance to
carriageway and brackets to each end of jetty. Small shopfront
with fascia to left. The rest of the front in brick has 2 upper
windows to centre and 2 to gabled N wing with pointed attic
window in apex and wavy pierced bargeboard. Recessed sash
windows with 6/6 panes under gauged arches. Door into upper end
of hall with triple sash window to left. 2 sash windows to
Ground floor of N wing. Brick floorband and plinth. Battened
door with rectangular fanlight in wooden surround with fluted
pilasters and flat hood on shaped and pierced brackets. 3 tall
octagonal brick shafts to central chimney to middle, backing onto
carriageway. Plain large square central chimney in N wing. Low
rear eaves suggest the hall range was single-storey. In E wall
of N wing exposed internal timbers with low headed doorway,
formerly to cellar, to S of normal height doorway. Between them
2 4-centred blocked shop windows. Function of room probably
changed when central chimney -built and fireplace provided with 4-
centred brick opening plastered to resemble stone. Ovolo moulded
twin beams in same room. Heavy flat joists in NW room. 3-
centred fireplace in room above apparently added to earlier
stack. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3618529561

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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