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Description: 13-21, High Street
Date Listed: 11 September 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 139425
OS Grid Reference: SU5144749664
OS Grid Coordinates: 451447, 149664
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2438, -1.2643
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SU 5149 OVERTON HIGH STREET
6/31 (SOUTH SIDE)
- Nos 13-21 (ODD).
Row of houses with shops, now 5 premises. Probably 1st half C16; later alterations,
particularly C19 and C20. Timber Frame with wattle and daub infill, now rendered
and with brick rebuilding and rear additions. Roof of clay tiles to Nos. 13-17,
machine-made tiles to Nos. 19 and 21; red brick stacks. 2 Storeys, originally
jettied, 5½ bays, the half bay at left-side of No. 17 originally a smoke bay with
chimney inserted probably early C17 (stack now truncated); the right bay (No. 21)
probably a later addition, Nos.19 and 21 being made into a pair early - mid C19; C20
rear additions not of special interest. Road elevation No. 13 of early mid C19 red
brick, mostly in header bond, with part-glazed door on left and 9 pane sash in
exposed sash box on right, each with crude flat brick area; 2 light window above;
ridge stack Nos. 15 - 21 have C20 shop fronts in continuous outshut and 1st floor
window each, that of Nos. 17 and 21 with old 2 light 4 pane wood casement; otherwise
late C20 windows. No. 21 has late C20 signboard. hipped roof, and stack in front
roof pitch. Interior; timber frame is most fully revealed in No. 13 and ground
floor of No. 19, but it also visible in other buildings. It has jowelled wall
posts, and posts with brackets to jetty bressumer, the bracket in No. 13 with
moulded profile, joists, some chamfered, and with chamfered ends below jetty
bressumer; partition walls and evidence of others (No. 19 had shop on right and
through-passage or 2nd room (shared with No. 17) on left); beams with broad chamfers
and stepped cyma stops - lst floor has old ceiling; cambered tie beams and collars,
clasped purlins, old rafters arched passing struts in roof of No. 15; sooted rafters
in former smoke-bay(of No. 17) which has early brickwork to inserted stack. No. 19
has cellar with front wall of chalk rubble.
Listing NGR: SU5144749664
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