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Halifax Building Society, Bishop's Stortford

Description: Halifax Building Society

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 160946

OS Grid Reference: TL4872021368
OS Grid Coordinates: 548720, 221368
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8711, 0.1588

Location: Market Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 3UU

Locality: Bishop's Stortford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CM23 3UU

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Listing Text


Halifax Building
(formerly listed as
Corn Exchange under
Market Square)
TL 4821 SE:3/54 18.10.49


1828 by L Vulliamy. Greek Revival. Painted Roman cement. Three storeys, consisting
of 2-storey centre block on larger single storey podium. Main block, rectangular plan
on east-west axis. Two-storey Ionic porticoes on north and east side and continuous
entablature. North portico of 4 columns and 2 square end pilasters, sash windows
within and central pedimented door porch with acroteria. Tympanum has reclining
figures and clock. Flanking single first floor sash windows. East portico of 2
columns in antis. Iron rail balcony. South front has central pedimented projection
with pilasters and first and second floor sash windows and flanking single first floor
sash windows. West elevation has similar projection but 3 bay. Podium has banded
rustication on south with segmental headed windows and pedimented corner door. A late
C19 alteration of earlier base. North podium, modern restoration with carved balcony
on cast iron palmette columns. Modern railings. Important focal point in town
centre. (Pevsner 2nd Ed Rev (1977) 102).

Listing NGR: TL4872021368

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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