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East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 48385 14918


KNIGHT STREET 1. 5253 (West Side) No 28 (Barclay's Bank) TL 4839 1491:3/52 6.6.52 II GV 2. Circa 1730 show front added to older building,altered and extended in last century. Plastered N gable and steep old tile roof probably C17 timber- framed with external gable chimney on S: 2 storey parapeted red brick front and possibly N flank wall of front block c.1730. Extensive red brick, tiled roof rear wing probably c.1900 and later. 5 window front of red brick with lighter rubbed and moulded brick dressings. Giant order pilasters at each end with moulded base and cap, returned architrave, frieze, cornice and projecting panel in parapet over. Cornice alone runs across the elevation breaking forward at each pilaster. Moulded brick band at floor level returned before pilaster. Plain projecting plinth. Gauged segmental arches to all windows. Relief rustication to central window over door. Slightly recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes and segmental heads to frame and upper sash. Windows renewed on Gd floor with horns, square heads to frames and projecting wooden cills. Broad wooden doorcase. Rusticated Doric pilasters, full entablature and flat moulded hood with small ogee hipped metal roof over. This facade is a sophisticated architectural composition and a tour de force in brick craftsmanship. Illustrated by Nathaniel Lloyd in his A History of English Brickwork (1928) 234. Compare the contemporary facades at 40 Knight Street, 11 Bell Street, and White Lion PH in London Road.

Listing NGR: TL4838514918


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Lloyd, N, A History of English Brickwork, (1928), 234


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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Date: 25 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04404/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Elaine Allen . Source Historic England Archive
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