HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1102406
Date first listed:
18-Oct-1949
Date of most recent amendment:
11-Jul-1983
Statutory Address:
HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY, MARKET STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY, MARKET STREET

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Bishop's Stortford
National Grid Reference:
TL 48720 21368

Details

1. 5253 MARKET STREET

Halifax Building Society (formerly listed as Corn Exchange under Market Square) TL 4821 SE:3/54 18.10.49

II

2. 1828 by L Vulliamy. Greek Revival. Painted Roman cement. Three storeys, consisting of 2-storey centre block on larger single storey podium. Main block, rectangular plan on east-west axis. Two-storey Ionic porticoes on north and east side and continuous entablature. North portico of 4 columns and 2 square end pilasters, sash windows within and central pedimented door porch with acroteria. Tympanum has reclining figures and clock. Flanking single first floor sash windows. East portico of 2 columns in antis. Iron rail balcony. South front has central pedimented projection with pilasters and first and second floor sash windows and flanking single first floor sash windows. West elevation has similar projection but 3 bay. Podium has banded rustication on south with segmental headed windows and pedimented corner door. A late C19 alteration of earlier base. North podium, modern restoration with carved balcony on cast iron palmette columns. Modern railings. Important focal point in town centre. (Pevsner 2nd Ed Rev (1977) 102).

Listing NGR: TL4872021368

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
160946
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 102

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: 05 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01036/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Philip Coomes. Source Historic England Archive
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