British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

8-12, Market Place, Hitchin

Description: 8-12, Market Place

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161508

OS Grid Reference: TL1843329081
OS Grid Coordinates: 518433, 229081
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9476, -0.2782

Location: Church Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DR

Locality: Hitchin
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 1DR

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

(East Side)
Nos 8 & 9
Nos l0 to 12 (consec)
TL 1829 SW 1/61 13.4.51.


C15. The West range of a building which surrounded all four sides of
a courtyard; this range alone survives in its original form, although
some necessary alterations were made to suit it to its present use as
a shop. Part of the Eastern side, re-built In C17, survived also; but
the rest has vanished. This range is of timber construction in 2 storeys,
below steep tiled roofs with a central cross-gable over-hanging the original
gateway (now glazed over as part of the shop) on broad beam ends. The skeleton
timber construction has been carefully preserved through most of the Interior,
and can be well seen in the facade of the gateway with plaster in-filling.
Ground floor is adapted as a shop-front without undue violation of the
general appearance of the building; upper floor 7 windows of which the
northern five are leaded casements, the southern 2 late C18 or early C19
sashes. 2 gabled dormers. Front recently curtailed on right, demolishing
much of No 12. RCHM page 122; VCH page 4.

All listed buildings in Market Place form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1843329081

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.