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158 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: 158 High Street, Stevenage

List entry Number: 1101141

Location

158 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

158, 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: 158090

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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 fa├žade 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.

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL2345924738

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