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51-55, High Street, Ashford

Description: 51-55, High Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 179935

OS Grid Reference: TR0105142770
OS Grid Coordinates: 601051, 142770
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1489, 0.8732

Locality: Ashford
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN24 8SG

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Nos 51 to 55 (odd)
TR 0142 NW 1/8 24.9.51.
Together with Church Gates, The Churchyard. The range facing Middle Row is C15
to C16 timber framed with close-studding to Nos 53 and 55, plastered to No 51.
2 storeys and attics. Hipped tiled roof with 2 gabled dormers. 6 windows and
a loft door with hoist. Sashes with glazing bars intact and one smalI bay of 3
lights. Ground floor has modern shop fronts but at the north-west corner of No
55 are good curved glazed double doors to the shop, placed in a reeded architrave
surround. Nos 53 and 55 have exposed beams. No 55 having chamfered edges and
also a 4 centred doorway with blank spandrels. To the rear of Nos 53 and 55 is
an C18 house of higher elevation facing the Churchyard called Church Gates. 3
storeys red brick. Hipped tiled roof with wooden modillion eaves cornice. 4 windows,
several of them modern and a C19 cast iron balcony added on the 1st floor. Doorcase
in moulded architrave surround with projecting cornice supported on consoles, low
rectangular fanlight and 6-panelled moulded door. To the rear of No 51 is an C18
building of 2 storeys stuccoed. Hipped tiled roof with 1 hipped dormer. 1 sash
with glazing bars intact. Shop front to ground floor. Plain recessed doorcases.

Nos 51 to 61 (odd), 61A, 63 to 67 (odd), 67A, 69 to 71 (odd). 75 and the rear
part of 75 form a group with all items in The Churchyard.

Listing NGR: TR0105142770

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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