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HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY

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: HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY

List entry Number: 1102406

Location

HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY, MARKET STREET

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bishop's Stortford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Oct-1949

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jul-1983

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 160946

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List entry Description

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History

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL 48720 21368

Map

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