History in Structure

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

3 and 4, the Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawbridgeworth, 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.


Latitude: 51.8122 / 51°48'43"N

Longitude: 0.151 / 0°9'3"E

OS Eastings: 548377

OS Northings: 214807

OS Grid: TL483148

Mapcode National: GBR LD5.90T

Mapcode Global: VHHM1.KQP4

Entry Name: 3 and 4, the Square

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Last Amended: 2 October 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160857

Location: Sawbridgeworth, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM21

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Built-Up Area: Sawbridgeworth

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

(West Side)
Nos 3 and 4
(formerly listed as No 50
Bell Street)
TL 4837 1481:3/40 6.6.52
Includes Nos 50 and 52 Bell Street.
Late C16 (RCHM Typescript). Exterior changed in late C17 or early C18,
C18 windows and porch, C19 shop fronts. Timber frame plastered under
hipped old red tile roof. 2 storeys. S end gabled but with lower eaves
at rear over former inn gallery. Main range fronts E to The Square and
dragon beam at corner indicates it was probably jettied to both streets.
2 storey wing in Bell Street has higher Gd floor and may be later. Deep
chamfered moulded axial beam in No 52 with 2 bar stops indicates fine
quality of main range. Large internal chimney stack with attached shaft.
Long E front of pargetting with raised panels over low black plinth. Wide
coved eaves 8 flush box sash windows spaced 6 and 2 with 6/6 panes.
Projecting triangular pedimented Doric porch with 2 freestanding columns
on low square bases with chamfered tops. C19 shop front with plinth as
stallriser and continuous entablature continuing in Bell Street. RCHM
suggest gallery erected at rear in later C17 unlike usual inn gallery
formed in framework of building (RCHM Typescript). Important C16
building at town centre in C18 disguise.

Listing NGR: TL4837714807

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

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.