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Description: Bridgefoot House and Town Council Offices
Date Listed: 6 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159816
OS Grid Reference: TL3640629329
OS Grid Coordinates: 536406, 229329
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9457, -0.0168
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TL 3629 BUNTINGFORD UNION TERRACE
7/2 Bridgefoot house
and Town Council Offices
Buntingford Union Workhouse, now hostel, halls and offices. 1836,
SW wing added 1872 as board room, clerk's office and large dining
room. Yellow brick with red brick at rear, and slate roofs. A
large symmetrical building facing W with projecting centre of a
high basement and 2 storeys, and 2 storeys wings. 2 storeys 1872
extension (Town Council Offices) in matching materials, attached
at SW corner. Heavy dentilled brick cornice and central
pediment. 1:3:3:3:1 windows to main front. SW extension of 5
windows with 2 windows across pedimented W end. Recessed
pivotting wooden windows with small panes. Margin-light sash
windows to extension with glazed canopy along N side. Main
entrance by 6-panel moulded door up 9 steps in stucco Doric
pilastered surround with full entablature. Built to serve the 16
surrounding parishes and to hold 160 inmates. (Kelly (1914)75:
Pevsner (1977) 119).
Listing NGR: TL3640629329
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Source: English Heritage
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