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FORMER CORN EXCHANGE

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: FORMER CORN EXCHANGE

List entry Number: 1102132

Location

FORMER CORN EXCHANGE, 32, MARKET PLACE

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Oct-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 161604

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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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

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National Grid Reference: TL 18362 29082

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