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The Sun Hotel, Hitchin

Description: The Sun Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161531

OS Grid Reference: TL1841928977
OS Grid Coordinates: 518419, 228977
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9467, -0.2785

Location: Sun Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1AF

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

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Listing Text

(East Side)
No 4 (The Sun Hotel)
TL 1828 NW 2/44

Circa 1700. 3 storey building in blue bric, dressed with red. Moulded
wooden eaves, recessed for every window-head, below steep hipped tile
roof. Strings between floors. 9 windows in broad flush frames, the lower
2 storeys slightly curved, those in the ground floor protected by outside
shutters of fielded panelling. Broad central carriage-way to yard behind.
Braced strut of wrought iron for the inn sign ended with a painted bunch
of grapes in wrought iron; now removed.
Considerable buildings at the back of the inn present facades of half-timbering
or of later, Georgian, construction. In particular, a large block contains
an assembly room on the first floor beneath a hipped tile roof, three
big C18 sashed windows open onto the courtyard and a single coved plaster
cornice runs round the outer faces of this block. RCHM, page 120 (recording
an earlier building of circa 1600 or earlier); VCH, page 5.

Nos 4 to 11 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1841928977

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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