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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.


List entry Number: 1102139



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Apr-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 161531

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1. 5255 SUN STREET (East Side) No 4 (The Sun Hotel) TL 1828 NW 2/44 13.4.51. II* GV

2. Circa 1700. 3 storey building in blue bric, dressed with red. Moulded wooden eaves, recessed for every window-head, below steep hipped tile roof. Strings between floors. 9 windows in broad flush frames, the lower 2 storeys slightly curved, those in the ground floor protected by outside shutters of fielded panelling. Broad central carriage-way to yard behind. Braced strut of wrought iron for the inn sign ended with a painted bunch of grapes in wrought iron; now removed. Considerable buildings at the back of the inn present facades of half-timbering or of later, Georgian, construction. In particular, a large block contains an assembly room on the first floor beneath a hipped tile roof, three big C18 sashed windows open onto the courtyard and a single coved plaster cornice runs round the outer faces of this block. RCHM, page 120 (recording an earlier building of circa 1600 or earlier); VCH, page 5.

Nos 4 to 11 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1841928977

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1902), 5
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

National Grid Reference: TL 18419 28977


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