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5, Sun Street, Hitchin

Description: 5, Sun Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161532

OS Grid Reference: TL1841428956
OS Grid Coordinates: 518414, 228956
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9465, -0.2786

Location: Sun Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1AE

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

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

(east side)
No 5
The description shall be amended to read:

House, now club. Circa 1760. Flemish bond brick with red quoins and dressings;
half-hipped M-shaped old tile roof; brick end and rear lateral stacks. Double-
depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 2 storeys and attic; 5-window range, with 3
central bays brought forward. Panelled double doors set in panelled reveals
with Greek key soffit; pedimented doorcase has fluted pilasters with dentilled
cornice. Gauged flat brick arches over 12-pane sashes. Raised storey band;
bracketed wood cornice; flat-roofed dormers. Late C19 extension of brick with
Welsh slate roofs, to rear. Interior: ground-floor room has C18 plaster cornice
and decorative fanlight over altered door to rear; stair-hall to rear has
bracketed cornice and fine open-well staircase with ramped mahogany handrail,
turned balusters set on open string and foliate carved brackets. First-floor
room to front has panelled soffits to beams, panelled walls with dentilled
cornice and two classical fireplaces with flutes friezes.


1. (East side)
5255 No 5

TL 1828 NW 2/42 13.4.51.


Later C18 house of 2 storeys in dark red brick, dressed with later red.
A modillioned cornice is canned by a modillioned pediment, which extends
across a slightly projection in the facade containing the central three
windows. Plain parapet way masks the foot of the steeply hipped tile
roof. Two square dormers. A low stone plinth, from which the iron railings
have been removed, runs along the facade in front of half-basement windows.
5 windov in shallow reveals. Finely carved wooden doorcase stands on
the top of three stone steps; fluted pilasters, dentils in cornice and
in moulded pediment. Door, With four fielded panels in the top half,
stands between similarly panelled reveals end below an oblong light, soffitt
carved with fret design,

Nos 4 to 11 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1841428956

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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