158 High Street, Stevenage

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1101141
Date first listed:
10-Apr-1975
Date of most recent amendment:
16-Mar-2012
Location Description:
158, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Statutory Address:
158 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
158 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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

Location Description:
158, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
County:
Hertfordshire
District:
Stevenage (District Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TL2345924738

Summary

Stuccoed early/mid-C17 house of two storeys and attic, re-fronted in the C18.

Reasons for Designation

158 High Street is designated at Grade II for the following principal reason:

* Architectural interest: it is a good example of an early-mid C17 house which retains a significant proportion of original fabric;

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

History

A great part of the town was burnt in a fire of 1807 but there are many C17 houses still remaining, principally on the High Street, of which this is an example. An ovolo-moulded beam dates it to the early/mid-C17.

Details

The steeply pitched, tile-clad roof has one dormer window and an off-centre, red brick ridge stack. The slightly irregular façade has, from the left, a front door in a ribbed surround with roundels at the angles and a hood on cut brackets; a tile-clad, canted bay window; and an eight over eight pane sash window. There are two sash windows under the eaves.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
158090
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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