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156 High Street, Stevenage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Old Town, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158089

Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1

County: Hertfordshire

District: Stevenage

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

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Summary

An early C16 timber-framed house re-fronted in the C18.

Description

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.

History

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.

Reasons for Listing

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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