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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1078709



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Thundridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Sep-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 355999

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TL 3517 THUNDRIDGE CAMBRIDGE ROAD (west side) Thundridge 9/21 The Old School and No 21


School, now 2 house. Later C19. Hitch's patent bricks of a buff colour, with low pitched slate roof. Stock brick shallow rear extension with slate roof. Symmetrical 2-storeys 3 windows range facing N with tall central chimney of 4 separate circular shafts with necking and cap in Hitch bricks. Single-storey schoolroom and porch on W end with slate roofs, also in Hitch bricks. Unfortunate new casement windows. Caleb Hitch of Ware patented his bricks in 1828, roughly 12" x 6" x 6" having a system of interlocking to economise in mortar and give structural strength. Their use is confined to the Ware district. This building is the best surviving example of the varied uses of Hitch's bricks in this area. (Branch Johnson (1970) 20).

Listing NGR: TL3576217076

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Branch Johnson, W , The Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, (1970), 20

National Grid Reference: TL 35762 17076


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