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Latitude: 51.9076 / 51°54'27"N
Longitude: -0.2067 / 0°12'24"W
OS Eastings: 523458
OS Northings: 224745
OS Grid: TL234247
Mapcode National: GBR J7W.8KF
Mapcode Global: VHGP0.CBK0
Entry Name: 156 High Street, Stevenage
Listing Date: 10 April 1975
Last Amended: 16 March 2012
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1101140
English Heritage Legacy ID: 158089
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1
Electoral Ward/Division: Old Town
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Stevenage
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Stevenage Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
An early C16 timber-framed house re-fronted in the C18.
MATERIALS: the timber-framed house is stuccoed with a steeply pitched roof clad in red, clay tiles with one red-brick ridge stack.
PLAN: square plan with a rear (west) projection.
EXTERIOR: there are two storeys and two bays with flush, eight-over-eight pane sash windows. The slightly off-centre six-panelled door has a ribbed surround with roundels to the corners and a cut bracketed hood.
INTERIOR: it has a crown-post roof braced only to the collar purlin.
A great part of the town was burnt in a fire of 1807 but there are many C17 and even C16 houses still remaining, principally on the High Street, of which this is an example. The house had a lobby entrance and was re-fronted in the C18.
156 High Street is designated at Grade II* for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural interest: it is a good example of an early C16 timber-framed house with a crown post roof which retains a significant proportion of original fabric;
* Group Value: the building has group value with other historic assets on the High Street.
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