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Western House, Hitchin

Description: Western House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161569

OS Grid Reference: TL1817329030
OS Grid Coordinates: 518173, 229030
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9472, -0.2820

Location: Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 2DY

Locality: Hitchin
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 2DY

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 35
(Western House)
TL 1829 SW 1/87 13.4.51.


Late C18 refacing or remodelling of earlier house. Red brick, steeply
pitched tiled roof with dormer behind parapet. 2 storeys, 4 sash windows
with nearly flush framed and louvered shutters. 2 stone steps up to 6
panelled door and fanlight in panelled reveal and elaborately carved wooden
surround of pilasters and broken pediment with modillions. Ground-floor
room has niches, original fireplace.
Plaque records residence in a house on thin site of 'George Chapman,
translator, 1559-1634'.

Nos 1 to 17 (consec). Nos 19 to 32 (consec) and Nos 35 to 40 (consec)
form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1817329030

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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