History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Victoria House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Ippolyts, Hertfordshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9299 / 51°55'47"N

Longitude: -0.2739 / 0°16'26"W

OS Eastings: 518775

OS Northings: 227120

OS Grid: TL187271

Mapcode National: GBR H62.X4Y

Mapcode Global: VHGNS.6RJC

Entry Name: Victoria House

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162643

Location: St. Ippolyts, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: St Ippolyts

Built-Up Area: Hitchin

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Ippolyts

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Find accommodation in
Hitchin

Listing Text

ST IPPOLLITTS HIGH STREET
TL 1827 (East side)
Gosmore

8/31 Victoria House
27.5.68
GV II

House. Early C18 incorporating C16 or C17 narrower structure at S end,
windows altered early C19. Timber frame with main house faced in plum
and blue brick with light red brick dressings, roughcast S part. Steep
old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys and attics, 2-cells, central entrance
plan house, set back a little from road, facing W, with a gabled rear
staircase turret and older 1 1/2-storeys, S part. Formerly the central
entrance entered directly into the hall which has a large rearwall
chimney narrowing the room to rear, the parlour to the N also has an
axial beam and now has a corner fireplace in the NE angle. S wing
probably incorporated as a service wing but changed to a study with SE
corner fireplace when C19 kitchen added at rear. Symmetrical W front of
main part has a plat band, a deep painted wood modillioned eaves cornice
of considerable projection, and 2 small 2-lights casement box dormers on
roofslope. The remaining light red brick jambs and flat gauged arches
show that there were originally 5 narrow sash windows on the 1st floor
and 2 each side of the central door. Altered in early C19 to 3 flush
box sash windows with 8/8 panes on 1st floor, and a triple sash window
on each side of door. 6-panel fielded door (top 2 glazed) in wooden
doorcase with panelled pilasters, consoles, full entablature and
triangular pediment. Roughcast older part on right has a 2-lights C18
leaded casement window to the 1st floor. Attic of main house also lit by
2-lights casement in S gable. Interior has staircase rising to attic
level, altered in C19. Hall has plastered beam, moulded cornice,
6-panels moulded doors, dentilled wooden fire surround with stone slips
and half-round back. Old door and doorway into chamber over, another cut
away to make late C18 doorway into chamber over parlour. Attics
plastered and have C19 fireplaces. Older S part has stepped jowls, long
straight tension braces, curved wind-braces to roof purlins, 2-light
late C17/early C18 leaded casement on S gable. (RCHM Typescript: Pevsner
(1977)148).


Listing NGR: TL1877527120

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.