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Description: 16, High Street
Date Listed: 21 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 141895
OS Grid Reference: SU7182439440
OS Grid Coordinates: 471824, 139440
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1497, -0.9745
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5236 No 16
SU 73 NW
House, now shop. C15, refronted late C19. Timber frame, with largely brick
infill and old tile roof to main building. Painted brick, grey slate roof to
C19 front. Three bays divided by closed trusses. Centre (hall) and rear
(kitchen?) bays open to roof, which is heavily smoke-blackened, indicating
open hearths. Front bay perhaps storied ab initio. Facade 2 storeys, two
windows (glazing bar sashes); C20 shop front to ground floor; hipped end of
main roof rises above ridge of C19 front roof which is at right angles to the
original. Internally, many of the principal elements of the timber frame are
exposed at first floor level. The trusses have cambered tie beams and collars
(with broad crown studs) supporting clasped purlins. The central bay has wind-
braces in the plane of the rafters, one brace surviving. The roof is half-
hipped to the rear (kitchen) bay, with a tiny gablet (vent?) above. An essentially
complete small medieval house, an unusual survival in an urban context.
Listing NGR: SU7181939442
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Source: English Heritage
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