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Description: 48, St Giles Street
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229553
OS Grid Reference: TG2266408576
OS Grid Coordinates: 622664, 308576
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6292, 1.2887
TG 2208 NE ST. GILES STREET
26.2.54 No. 48
Former house, now hostel with C15 undercroft. Hostel:- C19 Red brick,
plinth and black pantile roof. 3 storeys. 7 bays to principal facade,
one subsidiary bay to right. The 3 central bays project and have a
triangular pediment. Central 4-panel door with rectangular fanlight
containing semi-circular metalwork. 2 detached fluted Tuscan columns
and 2 pilasters supporting frieze having alternate triglyphs and toxophilic
accoutrements. Sash windows throughout with glazing bars and rubbed brick
flat arches, those in the outside ground floor bays contained within recessed
panels with semi-circular arches. Block modillion cornice. The later right-
hand end bay was the entrance to the lecture hall and gymnasion as displayed
in plaque above the doorway. First floor bay window above. Undercroft:-
C15 brick. 2 bays beneath the right-hand half of the building, parallel to
the street line. Each bay has heavy double order diagonal ribs and lighting
niches. The building is graded II* for the undercroft which forms part of
an important group within the City Walls.
Listing NGR: TG2266408576
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Source: English Heritage
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