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Widemarsh Street, Hereford


Property Description

Key features

  • Development Opportunity
  • Grade II Listed Building
  • Over 5 Floors
  • Period Features
  • Dating back to 1700
  • Planning Permission &
  • Listed Building Consent

Full description

Intriguing Development Opportunity
Grade II Listed Building
Formerly Forgotten Property
Dating back to 1700
Accommodation over 5 Floors
Period Features including Fireplaces & Staircase
Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent Granted
Permission for 3 Self Contained Apartments (other residential possibilities STP)

History - One of the best historic houses in Hereford - it was rediscovered about 20 years ago and there was quite a flurry of excitement at the time in conservation circles. A note about it was put in one of the Civic Trust Newsletters but with no historical detail. Not being on the street frontage it is difficult to place it in such things as the hearth tax and the later poll books. With such an excellent staircase it presumably belonged to a well-to-do trader. The Mansion House c.1695 across the road has a similar staircase and 29 Castle Street - now belonging to the Cathedral School - has one too I think. As the staircase has a closed string this makes it closer to 1700 than 1730 - houses in St Owen Street of c.1730 have open strings with slender balusters. The cross window is a good early feature too. All of which suggests the brickwork is c.1700 - a dusky colour, fired with Forest of Dean coal - like 29 Castle Street - the Council Minutes in 1699 refer to the pollution caused by early brick makers around the city who were benefiting from the Wye Navigation, which was opened in 1695. The brick makers were burning inferior coal in their clamps.
The properties 2 - 5 High Town currently Hallmark Greetings (No. 2), Jean Jeanie (No. 3) and Manfields (No.s 4 & 5) are a close knit group of historic structures of considerable interest and significance. Much is hidden from public view and at present only No. 3 is "Listed" although it is noted that Nos 1 - 3 form of group.

Development Potential - The house may be retained as an individual home or converted to 2
maisonettes and a bed sit as permitted by formal planning and listed
building consent.
The generous staircase and stairwell can be retained in all their
splendour. The access to all levels and exit to the exterior conform
well to the current building regulation requirements for a ' protected
shaft' subject to installing fire doors to each individual unit.
The ceiling heights throughout are generous and lend themselves well to
the need to insert fire and sound proofing between each unit. The
exception would be the fine plasterwork ceiling to the main first floor room where repair is proposed followed by fire proofing within the void and above.
The top duplex apartment in particular would be especially desirable
as it enjoys extensive views of roof tops and rising land to the north. This is achieved by the proposed addition of roof windows below the lower purlin level.
The rear of Widemarsh Street ( in this location ) has existing high
status residential accommodation with very good levels of privacy and

Planning Permission - Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent was granted on 3rd July 2012. All relevant Documents are attached.

Plans - The proposed plans were drawn up by J.J Rann & Associates, Architectural Consultants. 01568 760427
We understand these plans have been passed for 3 individual units but subject to planning these could be changed to form 1 whole residential unit or 2 apartments depending on the individual purchaser.
All enquires to Herefordshire Council Planning Department on 01432 260386.

Services - Services
We understand that:
* Mains Water is available to be connected at a cost of £3400+Vat.
* Mains Drainage (foul & surface connected).
* Mains Electricity is available to be connected at a cost of £6,783.64+Vat.
* Mains Gas is available to be connected at a cost of £2726.99+Vat.
Quotes available from the agents office.
N.B. Any potential purchaser should satisfy themselves that the above services are either in place or available prior to purchase.

Directions - The property is located off Widemarsh Street in Hereford City via a pedestrian right of way next to Henryka (jewellers) and the property is found through a door on the right hand side.

Viewings - Strictly by appointment through the Agents on 01432 344779

Jackson Property - for themselves and the vendors of the property, whose agents they are, give notice that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not constitute any part of an offer of contract, that all statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility and are not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and that they do not make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. Any intending purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.
The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose, neither has the agent checked the legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.

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