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Description: 53, 53a, 55 and 55a, High Street
Date Listed: 4 August 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 157478
OS Grid Reference: TL3726408630
OS Grid Coordinates: 537264, 208630
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7595, -0.0125
No 53, 53a, 55 and 55a
TL 3708NW 6a/41 4.8.77
A timber framed building of early to mid C16 origin with
alteration in the C17 and refacing in the late C18. Extensions
to the rear C19. 2 storeys and attic, modern shop front and
rough cast 1st floor; moulded cornice and blocking course. Steep
pitched old tile roof. 3 broadly spaced windows to 1st floor, 2
casements and a sash in flush architrave surrounds. 3 box
dormers. The encased timber frame structure is 4 bays long with
jettied 1st floor (concealed). Chamfered oak beams on ground
floor and C17 moulded plaster work encasing ceiling beams of
ground floor in No 55. Framework exposed on 1st floor,
originally formed of 2 rooms spanned by open trusses and divided
by a closed truss and partition across the centre with heavy
curved braces. Attics inserted probably in late C17. Former
rear wall retains a large window with diamond set oak mullions.
Clasped roof with wind braces. 2 storey gabled rear wing
Listing NGR: TL3726408630
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Source: English Heritage
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