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156 High Street, Stevenage

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.

Name: 156 High Street, Stevenage

List entry Number: 1101140


156, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

156, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Stevenage

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Apr-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Mar-2012

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 158089

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

An early C16 timber-framed house re-fronted in the C18.

Reasons for Designation

156 High Street is designated at Grade II* for the following principal reasons:

* Architectural interest: it is a good example of an early C16 timber-framed house with a crown post roof which retains a significant proportion of original fabric;

* Group Value: the building has group value with other historic assets on the High Street.


A great part of the town was burnt in a fire of 1807 but there are many C17 and even C16 houses still remaining, principally on the High Street, of which this is an example. The house had a lobby entrance and was re-fronted in the C18.


MATERIALS: the timber-framed house is stuccoed with a steeply pitched roof clad in red, clay tiles with one red-brick ridge stack.

PLAN: square plan with a rear (west) projection.

EXTERIOR: there are two storeys and two bays with flush, eight-over-eight pane sash windows. The slightly off-centre six-panelled door has a ribbed surround with roundels to the corners and a cut bracketed hood.

INTERIOR: it has a crown-post roof braced only to the collar purlin.

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: TL2345824745


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