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Description: Number 42a (Singer Sewing MacHine Shop) and Part of Number 40 (Mr B's Textiles Limited Shop) Attache
Date Listed: 14 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 123034
OS Grid Reference: TQ8065890790
OS Grid Coordinates: 580658, 190790
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5870, 0.6064
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RAYLEIGH HIGH STREET
7/90 No. 42A. (Singer
Sewing Machine Shop)
and part of No. 40
(Mr. B.'s (Textiles)
Ltd shop)attached to
Shops. C16 or earlier origin with C18/C19 brick facing and later alterations.
Timber framed, painted brick faced. Hipped red plain tiled roof. No chimney
stack. 2 storeys. Moulded eaves cornice. One small paned vertically sliding
sash to first floor, C20 shop front to ground floor. Left return with end
pilasters and 2 window range of small paned vertically sliding sashes. 2
circular cast iron tie plates. Of 2 builds. Rear ground floor room with heavy
moulded bridging joists and flat section ceiling beams. Front room with heavy
stop chamfered bridging joist and ceiling beams. Heavy arched brace tie beam to
first floor, possibly with crown post over. Some heavy wall studs and side girt
exposed. The adjacent shop with C20 ground floor shop bay extension and 2 small
paned vertically sliding sashes has been extensively altered but retains its
ground floor ceiling and to the first floor south wall are 2 wall studs covered
with coloured foliate painting probably of C16 date, these attached to No. 42A.
Listing NGR: TQ8065890790
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Source: English Heritage
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