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31 and 33, Broad Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bromyard and Winslow, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1888 / 52°11'19"N

Longitude: -2.5054 / 2°30'19"W

OS Eastings: 365548

OS Northings: 254625

OS Grid: SO655546

Mapcode National: GBR FV.4C4P

Mapcode Global: VH856.J7CX

Entry Name: 31 and 33, Broad Street

Listing Date: 12 April 1973

Last Amended: 9 February 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150990

Location: Bromyard and Winslow, County of Herefordshire, HR7

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Bromyard and Winslow

Built-Up Area: Bromyard

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Bromyard

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

BROMYARD

815/1/155 BROAD STREET
12-APR-73 BROMYARD
31 AND 33

(Formerly listed as:
BROAD STREET
BROMYARD
11)
(Formerly listed as:
BROAD STREET
BROMYARD
12
THE HARLEQUIN)

GV II
DESCRIPTION
House with a C17 core, refronted in red brick in the C18 and divided to form two houses. Two shop fronts were inserted at ground-floor level in the late C19 or early C20.

EXTERIOR: Above the shop fronts, the three-bay frontage is nearly symmetrical, with recessed sash windows with brick lintels and projecting sills: on the first floor, 8-over-8 sashes flank a 6-over-6 sash; on the second floor, 4-over-4 sashes flank a 3-over-3 sash. At ground-floor level, the left-hand shop front (of No. 31) has a central door flanked by paired, arched, plate-glass windows, with splayed arched returns. The shop front to No. 33 has a doorway to left, with a single plate-glass window to right, surmounted by two arched transom lights.

INTERIOR: The interior was not inspected but has been informed by the Insight Historic Buildings Research report (2009). The ground floor of No. 31 has exposed chamfered beams with shallow scroll stops. Beneath the shop is a large cellar, partially cut into the bedrock along the rear wall. This part of the building has joinery thought to date from the C18, including a modest staircase and doors. On the ground floor, an elaborate C19 cast iron fire-surround of classical design; there is a an Art Nouveau fire-surround on the first floor, again of cast iron, and on the second floor is a C18 Forest pattern hob grate. The internal fittings of No. 33 date from the C19.

HISTORY
Bromyard is a small market town that was first recorded in circa 840. The building now known as 31 and 33 Broad Street is situated on one of the principal thoroughfares in the town adjoining the market square. The street appears to have been fully built up by the early C17, though some of the plots have been re-developed since that time.

SOURCES
Dalwood H and Bryant V, An Archaeological Assessment of Bromyard - The Central Marches Historic Towns Survey 1992-6 (2005) - http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/projArch/EUS/marches_eus_2005/downloads.cfm?county=herefordshire&area=bromyard&CFID=1543698&CFTOKEN=53188440 - Accessed on 18 August 2010
James D, Insight Historic Buildings Research, An Analysis of the Historic Fabric of Fifty Buildings in the Central Area of Bromyard, Herefordshire (2009)
RCHM vol. II (1931), p. 40, item 14.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
The building known as Nos. 31 and 33 Broad Street, Bromyard, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* HISTORICAL: as a town house with a C17 core, C18 refronting and later shop fronts, which is illustrative of the development of the area
* ARCHITECTURAL: for its symmetrical Georgian frontage, with later shopfronts - the western of these being a notably well-designed example - contributing to the character of the street
* GROUP VALUE: with other listed buildings in Broad Street

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