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81 and 82, Tilehouse Street, Hitchin

Description: 81 and 82, Tilehouse Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161582

OS Grid Reference: TL1822829003
OS Grid Coordinates: 518228, 229003
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9470, -0.2812

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

(North Side)
Nos 81 & 82
TL 1829 SW 1/82 13.4.51
TL 1828 NW 2/82


No 81, which may originally have been the Tylers' Guildhall, retains much
work of the C15: No 82 appears to be of the C17, though it may have been
joined to No 81 at an earlier date. No 81, which was considerably altered
in C19, is of 2 storeys beneath a hipped tile roof. The ground floor
had three three-light mullioned windows beneath four-centred arches, each
light headed with cinque-foil stonework. The Northern window is now blind,
with plaster infilling: the centre window now has sashed casements superimposed
between the stone mullions; a door has been cut into the lower half of
the Southern window. Upper floor plastered, with 2 C18 sashed windows.
The combined facade of Nos 81 and 82 is cross-gabled at West and East,
with a gabled dormer over the middle section.
No 82 plastered and pargetted. 2 storeys with upper floor oversailing.
2 casement windows. Carriageway on right shows the timber construction.
RCHM page 121; VCH page 5.

Nos 70 to 75 (consec), Nos 77,78 and Nos 81 to 84 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1822829003

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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