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Description: 51-55, the Close
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 228964
OS Grid Reference: TG2360508847
OS Grid Coordinates: 623605, 308847
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6313, 1.3028
TG 2308 NE THE CLOSE
26.2.54 Nos. 51 to 55 (consec.)
Former granary and granarians house, now divided into houses.
C13 arcading rear of No. 55 C15 onwards rebuilding and alterations.
Long range set back from street line.
No 51:- Flint with brick dressings. 3 storeys. 3 irregularly spaced
2nd floor windows. C19 single-storey addition to right. Left-hand
off-centre door with Doric surround. Sash windows throughout with
glazing bars. Central triangular dormer gable with 3-light casement.
Large fireplace on east gable with stone jambs.
No. 52:- 2 storey plus semi-basement. 3 bays. Flint with red brick
window surrounds and blocking pantile roof. Central 2-leaf door,
8 steps up. Porch supported on 2 Tuscan columns and pilasters.
Flat hood with mutules. French doors to basement. Sash windows
throughout with glazing bars and rubbed brick flat arches. Box cornice.
No. 53:- Late C19 rebuild. Flint with stone window surrounds: Plain
tiles. 3 storeys. 4 large first-floor windows. Right-hand off-centre
'Tudor' door with 3-light casement above. Plain door at extreme left
with 3-light fanlight. 5-light mullion and transom window to the
right of central door and 2 2-light and one single-light window to the
left. 2 4-light and 2 central 3-light windows at first floor. Central
sun-dial. Box cornice. 2 dormers with 3-light casements.
Nos. 54 and 55:- Flint with brick dressings. Pantile roof. 3 storeys.
Scattered fenestration. No. 54 has central door with flanking sash
windows. No. 55 has central door with sunk panel pilasters and plain
architrave and hood. 4-light and 3-light flanking casement windows.
3 dormers with 3-light casement windows. Massive roughly-cut ceiling
beams. Roof with single butt-purlings shouldered on to the principal
rafters with the mouldings turning accordingly. Arch braces springing
from wall posts set into the wall.
Listing NGR: TG2360508847
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