British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Norton Edge, Letchworth Garden City

Description: Norton Edge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 July 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 161940

OS Grid Reference: TL2278234099
OS Grid Coordinates: 522782, 234099
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9918, -0.2132

Location: Norton Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG6 1AE

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

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

The following shall be inserted:-

Norton Road
5255 No. 70 (Norton Edge)
TL 2234 5/164
House. 1913 by Bennett and Bidwell in the Arts and Crafts manner showing the
influence of Baillie Scott. 1 1/2 storeys. Simple rectangular plan with
projecting loggia (now enclosed to form sun room) on the south-west corner.
Roughcast brick walls. Tile roof swept to 1st floor to emphasise gabled blocks.
Jettied first floor in projecting bedroom wing with tiled corbels. Gabled,
north-west (rear) elevation. Hipped and flat roofed dormers. 2, 3 and
4 light casements with diamond leaded lights. Two brick chimneys, one with
twin shafts on rectangular base with tiled offsets. Boarded door with central
narrow light. Good, complete original interior with solid joinery details,
interesting elm plank doors and outstanding hand-wrought iron door furniture.
Living room with recessed inglenook with beaten copper chimney hood. Exposed
ceiling beads. Good oak staircase with open balusters and newel post.
Bedrooms with original built-in cupboards. House designed for W J Dent the
publisher, whose printing division bias established in 1906 to become one of the
new factories of Letchworth.

Listing NGR: TL2278234099

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.