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Hitch Brick Wall at Buckland Bury (On Roadside Extending North from Bury Weir Lake), Buckland

Description: Hitch Brick Wall at Buckland Bury (On Roadside Extending North from Bury Weir Lake)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160261

OS Grid Reference: TL3561033634
OS Grid Coordinates: 535610, 233634
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9846, -0.0267

Location: Back Lane, Buckland, Hertfordshire SG9 0PY

Locality: Buckland
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 0PY

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Listing Text

(East side)

5/40 Hitch brick wall at
- Buckland Bury
(on roadside extending
N from Bury Weir Lake)


Frontage wall. Early C19. Of Hitch's patent bricks buff in colour. About
2 m tall with 5 triangular front buttresses and rounded copings all of
patent brickwork. In 1828 Caleb Hitch of Ware patented his hollow
interlocking oversize bricks roughly 12 inches by 6 in by 6 in which
economised on mortar and increased structural strength. Their
distribution was mainly around Ware but extended N along the A10 formerly
a Turnpike Road. (Branch Johnson (1970) 20).

Listing NGR: TL3561033634

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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