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Description: 15, Market Street
Date Listed: 11 July 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 160947
OS Grid Reference: TL4876921359
OS Grid Coordinates: 548769, 221359
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8710, 0.1595
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5253 MARKET STREET
TL 4821 SE:3/101
C17 brick, remodelled mid/late C19 probably by G E Pritchett, extended in 1890 by
G E Pritchett in same style, incorporating early C17 timber-framed house in Devoils
Lane. Painted stucco in Italianate style, old tile and slate roofs. L-plan with
single-storey extension in south corner. Three storeys. Parapetted over modillioned
cornice. Round-headed sash windows in elaborate surrounds, those of first floor are
single light with panelled pilasters and moulded architraves and keystones. Second
floor windows are mainly 2-light in apron frames with pilasters and plain heads.
Projecting chimney on south with sunken lancet panels at top. Single-storey canted
bay on south with pilastered ground floor and parapet of cast iron railings between
moulded pedestals. Similar single-storey extension on east which adjoins early C17
gable end. This is 2 1/2 storeys, slate roof, with round-headed, 2-light, ground and
first floor windows. The property was remodelled as Bishops Stortford's first Head
Post Office in 1890 and has important townscape value in Devoils Lane and Market
Listing NGR: TL4876921359
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Source: English Heritage
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