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158 High Street, Stevenage

A Grade II Listed Building in Old Town, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9075 / 51°54'27"N

Longitude: -0.2067 / 0°12'24"W

OS Eastings: 523459

OS Northings: 224738

OS Grid: TL234247

Mapcode National: GBR J7W.8LK

Mapcode Global: VHGP0.CBL1

Entry Name: 158 High Street, Stevenage

Listing Date: 10 April 1975

Last Amended: 16 March 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158090

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

Stuccoed early/mid-C17 house of two storeys and attic, re-fronted in the C18.

Description

The steeply pitched, tile-clad roof has one dormer window and an off-centre, red brick ridge stack. The slightly irregular fa├žade has, from the left, a front door in a ribbed surround with roundels at the angles and a hood on cut brackets; a tile-clad, canted bay window; and an eight over eight pane sash window. There are two sash windows under the eaves.

History

A great part of the town was burnt in a fire of 1807 but there are many C17 houses still remaining, principally on the High Street, of which this is an example. An ovolo-moulded beam dates it to the early/mid-C17.

Reasons for Listing

158 High Street is designated at Grade II for the following principal reason:

* Architectural interest: it is a good example of an early-mid C17 house which retains a significant proportion of original fabric;

* Group Value: it has group value with other assets on the High Street.

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