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Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Letchworth Garden City

Description: Mrs Howard Memorial Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 161891

OS Grid Reference: TL2211432602
OS Grid Coordinates: 522114, 232602
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9785, -0.2235

Location: Norton Way S, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG6 1SX

Locality: Letchworth Garden City
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG6 1SX

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Listing Text

(east side)
Mrs Howard
Memorial Hall
TL 2232 9/84
1905-6 by B Parker and R Unwin. The first public building in the Garden City,
and built as a memorial to Ebenezer Howard's first wife. The composition
is a smaller scale version of Edgar Wood's Church of Christ Scientist at Manchester.
Extended to the north-east by an L-shaped wing in 1907. Two storeys. Symmetrical
entrance front in a distinctly eclectic manner with projecting gabled bays
flanking higher central range. Hipped tiled roofs with free Tudor brick chimney
shafts. Roughcast walls. Gabled bays partly tile-hung. Five-light, central
dormer window below eaves of central range. Three plain windows with loops
above in gables of projecting bays. Entrance with moulded brick surround
and segmental arched doorway with double doors. Interior with exposed Queen
Post roof and inglenook with elliptical brick arch. The extendable classroom/clubroom
with its diagonally set platform is an early example of multi-use space in
a public building.

Listing NGR: TL2211432602

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Source: English Heritage

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