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Description: 26, High Street
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 113902
OS Grid Reference: TL8138930678
OS Grid Coordinates: 581389, 230678
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9450, 0.6377
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5210 HIGH STREET
TL 8130 NW 1/26 24.2.50.
Originally a College or Chantry House, founded under the will of Bartholomew,
Lord Bouchier in 1411. Of original building only a small part remains with
a C19 addition to the street front and a C16 enlargement on the north side.
The original building has a very fine elaborate roof construction, visible on
the 1st floor. There are parts of an original hammer beam roof, one with a
terminal carved angel, and parts of an embattled cornice with traceried panels.
Side purlins and ridge piece. Collar arches are spur tied. The C16 upper storey
projects on south-west side and there are some moulded ceiling beams. 2 storeys,
timber-framed and plastered with red plain tile roof. Externally of little architectural
value, but remaining parts of interior rich in detail. (RCHM 2).
Listing NGR: TL8138930678
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Source: English Heritage
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