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Halifax Building Society

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8711 / 51°52'15"N

Longitude: 0.1588 / 0°9'31"E

OS Eastings: 548720

OS Northings: 221368

OS Grid: TL487213

Mapcode National: GBR LCD.QZ0

Mapcode Global: VHHLV.P7TG

Entry Name: Halifax Building Society

Listing Date: 18 October 1949

Last Amended: 11 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160946

Location: Bishop's Stortford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM23

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Bishop's Stortford

Built-Up Area: Bishop's Stortford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bishops Stortford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


Halifax Building
(formerly listed as
Corn Exchange under
Market Square)
TL 4821 SE:3/54 18.10.49


1828 by L Vulliamy. Greek Revival. Painted Roman cement. Three storeys, consisting
of 2-storey centre block on larger single storey podium. Main block, rectangular plan
on east-west axis. Two-storey Ionic porticoes on north and east side and continuous
entablature. North portico of 4 columns and 2 square end pilasters, sash windows
within and central pedimented door porch with acroteria. Tympanum has reclining
figures and clock. Flanking single first floor sash windows. East portico of 2
columns in antis. Iron rail balcony. South front has central pedimented projection
with pilasters and first and second floor sash windows and flanking single first floor
sash windows. West elevation has similar projection but 3 bay. Podium has banded
rustication on south with segmental headed windows and pedimented corner door. A late
C19 alteration of earlier base. North podium, modern restoration with carved balcony
on cast iron palmette columns. Modern railings. Important focal point in town
centre. (Pevsner 2nd Ed Rev (1977) 102).

Listing NGR: TL4872021368

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