FORMER CORN EXCHANGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1102132
Date first listed:
14-Oct-1988
Statutory Address:
FORMER CORN EXCHANGE, 32, MARKET PLACE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER CORN EXCHANGE, 32, MARKET PLACE

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 18362 29082

Details

The following building shall be added; MARKET PLACE TL 1829 SW 1/339 (West side) No 32 (Former Corn Exchange) II GV

Corn exchange. 1853. Red brick with stucco facade; Welsh slate roofs. Corn exchange hall built to rear of offices to front. Two-storey facade in Mannerist Classical style. Two large ground-floor windows with glazing bars, are flanked by Tuscan half-columns; central door architrave, with chamfered jambs and projecting keyblock, is set in wide Tuscan pilaster; Tuscan end pilasters to carved brackets flanking plain frieze with egg-and-dart cornice. Rusticated quoin strips to moulded parapet shaped over central Venetian window with margin- light sashes; fielded infill panels. Facade crowned by elaborate timber bell cupola. Hall to rear has panelled door with decorative fanlight, and plate glass to glazed clerestorey and lantern. Interior: stick-baluster staircase to front. Vestibule to left of hall lit by glazed dome. Hall has cast-iron columns to lattice girders and springing for wrought-iron roof of c.1895: sickle-girder trusses with semi-circular arched ribs set within upper tier of trusses to lantern. Clock to rear presented in 1853 by farmers attending market.

Listing NGR: TL1836229082

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
161604
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 02 Nov 2003
Reference: IOE01/09134/36
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Nick Jarvis. Source Historic England Archive
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