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Backs House, Sittingbourne

Description: Backs House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 175749

OS Grid Reference: TQ9039164530
OS Grid Coordinates: 590391, 164530
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3479, 0.7326

Location: High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 2AD

Locality: Sittingbourne
Local Authority: Swale Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME10 2AD

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Listing Text

(East Side)
No 52
No 52A (Backs House)
TQ 9064 NW 1/70 10.9.51.
This house is named after Humphrey Back who owned it about 1688. According to
the Archaeologia Cantiana it originally had an open arcade of timber work on the
ground floor. A timber-framed building, the timbering visible at the side with
plaster infilling on the 1st floor and brick infilling below, but the front plastered
and painted in imitation of timbering. The 1st floor oversails on a bressumer
and brackets. 2 storeys. Tiled roof in 2 hips. 3 casement windows on 1st floor.
Small bay below, a modern shop window and 3 original windows with depressed head,
but plate glass inserted. Doorcase also with fanlight having depressed head.

Nos 52 to 76 (even) 80 to 104 (even), 104A and 110 form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9039164530

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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