Widemarsh Street, Hereford
- Located in a Formerly Forgotten Property
- Duplex Apartment
- 2 Bedrooms, Living/Dining Room
- History Dates back to c.1700
- Retained Period Features
- WIFI Controlled Underfloor Heating in Shower Room
- Modern Fitted Kitchen with Belfast Sink
- Shower Room
- Renovated Grade II Listed Building
- City Centre Location
Property SummaryA unique, 2 bedroom duplex apartment forming part of a forgotten building in the very heart of Hereford City Centre. Recently renovated with high quality fittings, yet with accents of its original heritage.
Situated in the heart of the city centre with all its amenities on your doorstep. Hereford city centre offers a wealth of shops, independent restaurants, cafes and public houses and has expanded over the years with the development of the Old Market bringing a brand new cinema and shopping experience. The railway station provides major rail links and there are plenty of sports and leisure facilities available within the city limits. You are also well placed for the city bus station to make commuting out of town accessible.
One of the best historic houses in Hereford - it was rediscovered about 23 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 - is believed to have one too. 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 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.
Apartment 1 (Duplex) has access from the Communal Entrance into the Ground Floor Lounge/Dining Room with stairs down to the Kitchen with modern fitted units, washing machine, Belfast sink, tiled splashback and inset oven with electric hob over. There are two bedrooms and Shower Room with walk-in shower, WIFI controlled underfloor heating, wc and vanity unit with shaver point. There are accents of the original features throughout and the property is neutrally decorated offering smart accommodation.
All mains services are connected.
Strictly by appointment. Please contact the agents on 01432 344779 before travelling to check viewing arrangements and availability.
The property is located off Widemarsh Street in Hereford City via a pedestrian right of way next to Henryka (jewelers) and the property is found through a door on the right hand side.
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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.