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23, 25, 27 and 29, High Street, Guildford

Description: 23, 25, 27 and 29, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 288915

OS Grid Reference: SU9950149404
OS Grid Coordinates: 499501, 149404
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2352, -0.5762

Location: Friary Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3DY

Locality: Guildford
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU1 3DY

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Listing Text

(North Side)

8/53 & 7/53 Nos. 23, 25, 27 and
1/5/53 29


Town house, now shops below, offices above. Early C18 Baroque with C20 alterations
on the ground floor. Mottled yellow brick with red brick dressings and plain tiled
roofs obscured by stone-coped parapets. Rectangular plan on corner site. Two
storeys with tall attics and panelled stacks to ends. Regular front of 7 bays, the
centre 3 bays in a pedimented break. Fine modillioned egg and dart cornice over
the first floor and giant angle pilasters with triglyph and guttae patterned
capitals decorated with egg and dart band. Lower parts of the pilasters now
removed. Moulded brick coping to parapet with 7 sunk panels across and square
corner newels. 7 attic sash windows in quoined red brick surrounds and under
segmental gauged brick heads with Portland stone keystones; only the two left hand
windows retain glazing bars. 7 sashes on the first floor in similar surrounds and
with gauged-brick aprons below but only the two left hand windows retain glazing
bars. C20 plate glass shop fronts across the ground floor. Right hand return
front (facing Friary Street):- six bays with cornice breaking forwards over two
end pilasters and two-bay centre projection. Two left-of-centre bays now blocked
and no glazing bars survive in windows.
Interiors - partitioned up with little surviving. Photographs in N.M.R.

Listing NGR: SU9950549408

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Source: English Heritage

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