156 High Street, Stevenage


Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1101140

Date first listed: 10-Apr-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Mar-2012

Location Description: 156, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Statutory Address: 156, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire


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Statutory Address: 156, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Location Description: 156, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Stevenage (District Authority)

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Grid Reference: TL2345824745


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.


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 158089

Legacy System: LBS

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