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43-53, Hitchin Street, Baldock

Description: 43-53, Hitchin Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 September 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 161670

OS Grid Reference: TL2426433756
OS Grid Coordinates: 524264, 233756
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9884, -0.1918

Location: A505, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG7 6AQ

Locality: Baldock
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG7 6AQ

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Listing Text

1. (South East Side)
5255 -----------------
Nos 43 to 53 (odd)
[Formerly listed as
No 37 (The Wilderness)]
TL 2433 NW 1/28 18.9.67.


C18 house and wings, now sub-divided. Red brick centre 5 windows wide
of 3 storeys with first floor band, eaves entablature, roof parapet.
Pale grey brickwork at angles with quoins above ground floor, pilasters.
Sashes with glazing bars in reveals under flat arches. Central wooden
porch with fluted Doric pillars and pilasters, entablature with triple
keystone, from which formerly projected an early C19 iron lamp; narrow
round arched side windows. Tall door of 8 fielded panels in rusticated
surround. East side elevation plaque bears date 1735. Main block said
to contain 3 earlier C18 panelled rooms, 1 on ground floor, 2 on first.
2 storey east wing has 4 sash windows. West wing of 2 storeys and attics
has 5 sash windows, 4 box dormers in Welsh slated roof behind parapet
and corbelled cornice.

Nos 1, 1B 3, 5, 7, 17, 19, 23, to 31, (odd), 31A, 33, 33A, 35 and 43 to 57
(odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL2426433756

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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