THE SUN HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1102139
Date first listed:
13-Apr-1951
Statutory Address:
THE SUN HOTEL, 4, SUN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE SUN HOTEL, 4, SUN STREET

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 18419 28977

Details

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
161531
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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: IOE01/10116/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Keith Hurst. Source Historic England Archive
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