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Latitude: 52.0543 / 52°3'15"N
Longitude: -2.7109 / 2°42'39"W
OS Eastings: 351353
OS Northings: 239789
OS Grid: SO513397
Mapcode National: GBR FL.DN6B
Mapcode Global: VH85N.YMRH
Entry Name: 50 and 50a, St Owen Street
Listing Date: 14 November 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196875
English Heritage Legacy ID: 372468
Location: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, HR1
County: County of Herefordshire
Civil Parish: Hereford
Built-Up Area: Hereford
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
Church of England Parish: St Peter with St Owen and St James, Hereford
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
SO5139NW ST OWEN STREET
683-1/7/281 (South side)
14/11/88 Nos.50A AND 52
Shops and dwellings. Early C20 front to C17 core. Roughcast;
Welsh slate roof, breaking forward over bays; brick stack to
left front; C18 brick axial ridge stack to right. 3-bay frame.
2 storeys, attic and cellar; 4-window range: central 6/1
sashes, flanked by canted bays with 4/1: 6/1: 4/1 sashes; all
C20 with moulded cases. 2 gable dormers and central
flat-roofed dormer, all with paired 2/1 sashes; wrought-iron
guards. C20 shop fronts, to left with part-glazed panelled
doors; jetty on moulded brackets.
INTERIOR: retains substantial remains of an early C17
timber-framed building with some fine quality timbers. Winder
staircase with stick balusters, to attic. 1st floor: C17
moulded ceiling frame; late C19 fireplace; timber-frame
partition walls. Ground floor: moulded ceiling frame;
timber-frame partition walls. Cellar: stone spiral stair.
Square-panel framing in rear wing. Corner posts survive, 1st
floor front: roof probably original, but only partly visible.
Roof to rear wing has clasped principals. No.52: C19 winder
staircase with stick balusters to attic. Attic: plank door.
1st floor: moulded ceiling frame; C18 wall cupboards; C19
tiled fireplace; three 4-panel doors; C19 fireplace; ceiling
rose. Ground floor: mutilated ceiling frame. Cellar: massive
chamfered ceiling joist; stone-lined.
Investigation by the City of Hereford Archaeology Unit has
shown that this was an important merchant's house and occupied
a site now covered by Nos 48, 50A and 52 St.Owen Street, (qv).
Much timber-framing remains intact within all 3 units. To the
rear of No.50A is later C17 wing with a lime plaster floor to
(City of Hereford Archaeology Committee).
Listing NGR: SO5134739789
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