A former office is the latest commercial property in Hereford to be put forward for conversion into a home – with six bedrooms.

Dating from the late 18th century, the three-storey, grade II listed 8 St Nicholas Street, also recorded as Tenby House, lies among several other listed buildings within the city’s central conservation area. It is currently home to Clarke Jeffreys Insurance.

A Mr and Mrs Clarke of Stone & Coast Property are seeking planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion. This would “have no effect on the building’s older fabric, (with) no change to the current layout”, their application says.


A modern reception counter would be removed from what would become the front sitting room. Six offices on the two upper floors would each become bedrooms.

The exterior of the building would be unaffected. A new cycle shed would be installed in the rear yard.

“The site is sustainably located in terms of accessibility to services and facilities, with shops, employment opportunities, sustainable transport nodes and health care facilities all accessible on foot,” the application says. “Car parking is not considered a necessity.”

Comments on the application for planning permission, numbered 231902, and for listed building consent, numbered 231903, can be made until July 27.