57 59 High Street / 59A 59 High Street

20 Sep 2006
57 59 High Street, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9 9AD
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59A 59 High Street, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9 9AD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


7/52 No 59A, and No 59 (formerly listed as 22.2.67 No 57, and No 59)


House, now a shop and a house. Early C16 hall house with 2 crosswings, hall largely rebuilt in C19 when middle and N part of street front cased in brick. Timber frame largely cased in grey gault brick but S wing roughcast with weatherboarding in S flank and exposed timbers in carriageway. Steep red tile roofs. 2- storeys and attics H plan house facing E with wider and deeper, gabled N cross wing and smaller S crossing jettied to front and rear with a shop and a tapered carriageway to yard running through its Ground floor. Street front has a moulded bargeboard and 3-light tall casement window with moulded corbelled sill to upper part of S crosswing. Heavy arch-braced entrance to carriageway and brackets to each end of jetty. Small shopfront with fascia to left. The rest of the front in brick has 2 upper windows to centre and 2 to gabled N wing with pointed attic window in apex and wavy pierced bargeboard. Recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes under gauged arches. Door into upper end of hall with triple sash window to left. 2 sash windows to Ground floor of N wing. Brick floorband and plinth. Battened door with rectangular fanlight in wooden surround with fluted pilasters and flat hood on shaped and pierced brackets. 3 tall octagonal brick shafts to central chimney to middle, backing onto carriageway. Plain large square central chimney in N wing. Low rear eaves suggest the hall range was single-storey. In E wall of N wing exposed internal timbers with low headed doorway, formerly to cellar, to S of normal height doorway. Between them 2 4-centred blocked shop windows. Function of room probably changed when central chimney -built and fireplace provided with 4- centred brick opening plastered to resemble stone. Ovolo moulded twin beams in same room. Heavy flat joists in NW room. 3- centred fireplace in room above apparently added to earlier stack. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3618529561


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0964 IOE Records taken by Peter L Herring; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter L. Herring. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Herring, Peter L.

Rights Holder: Herring, Peter L.


Brick, Roughcast, Tile, Timber, Weatherboard, Medieval Hall House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, Shop, Commercial