The Wilderness / 43-53 Hitchin Street

28 Aug 1999
The Wilderness, 37 Hitchin Street, Baldock, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7 6AQ
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43-53 Hitchin Street, Baldock, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7 6AQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

HITCHIN STREET 1. (South East Side) 5255 ----------------- Nos 43 to 53 (odd) [Formerly listed as No 37 (The Wilderness)] TL 2433 NW 1/28 18.9.67.



C18 house and wings, now sub-divided. Red brick centre 5 windows wide of 3 storeys with first floor band, eaves entablature, roof parapet.

Pale grey brickwork at angles with quoins above ground floor, pilasters.

Sashes with glazing bars in reveals under flat arches. Central wooden porch with fluted Doric pillars and pilasters, entablature with triple keystone, from which formerly projected an early C19 iron lamp; narrow round arched side windows. Tall door of 8 fielded panels in rusticated surround. East side elevation plaque bears date 1735. Main block said to contain 3 earlier C18 panelled rooms, 1 on ground floor, 2 on first.

2 storey east wing has 4 sash windows. West wing of 2 storeys and attics has 5 sash windows, 4 box dormers in Welsh slated roof behind parapet and corbelled cornice.

Nos 1, 1B 3, 5, 7, 17, 19, 23, to 31, (odd), 31A, 33, 33A, 35 and 43 to 57 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL2426433756


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0677 IOE Records taken by Ted Ellis; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ted Ellis. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Ellis, Ted

Rights Holder: Ellis, Ted


Brick, Slate, Stuart House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling