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Biggin Almshouses, Hitchin

Description: Biggin Almshouses

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161528

OS Grid Reference: TL1855129001
OS Grid Coordinates: 518551, 229001
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9469, -0.2765

Location: Jill Grey Place, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9TS

Locality: Hitchin
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 9TS

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Listing Text

(North-West Side)
Biggin Almhouses.
(Formerly listed under
TL 1828 NE 3/28
TL 1829 SE 4/28

II* 13.4.51.

Early C17 almhouses built in four ranges of 2 storeys round a small open
courtyard. Partly rebuilt in more modern brickwork; mich of the upper
storey is plastered. Some old brickwork in tall chimney stacks. Steep
tiled roofs with some louvred dormers. In the courtyard, a cloister is
formed by a Small Tuscan colonnade along one side. Irregular fenestration
windows of varying sizes, with leaded lights and generally with wooden
mullions end occasionally transoms.

Listing NGR: TL1855129001

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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