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Description: 72, 74, 76 and 78, High Street
Date Listed: 1 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 288957
OS Grid Reference: SU9967649432
OS Grid Coordinates: 499676, 149432
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2354, -0.5736
There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval undercroft at 72/74 High Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
SU 9949SE GUILDFORD HIGH STREET
8/93 Nos 72, 74, 76 & 78
House, now divided into offices. C13 undercroft below with 1803 house above,
altered in the C2O. Chalk and stone undercroft with brick props, orange/red
brick above with some tile hanging on the right hand return front. Stone-coped
parapet obscuring plain-tiled roof. Three storeys over undercroft; 3 bays with
stacks to left. Regular front with centre bay now blocked. Tripartite sash
windows in outer bays on second and first floors under gauged brick heads, only
those windows on right retaining glazing bars. Stone dressed ground floor with
two office windows to ends, both mullioned and transomed and with triple round-
arched upper lights. Paired doors to left and right of centre under fanlights
and with deep bracketed hoods over. Stone steps with cast iron anthemion pattern
railings in front of No. 72.
Undercroft:- Approx 10 metres by 6 and 3 metres high. Three bays deep with groined
ribbed roof rising from two round piers. Arch corbels carved in grotesques and
human heads. Remains of North stairs from former street level survive when under-
croft was probably used as a shop. The Undercroft is a scheduled Ancient Monument,
Surrey Monument No. 166.
SURREY ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS (OFFPRINT) VOL.LXXIV (1983) SHIRLEY CORKE
MEDIEVAL UNDERCROFTS AND TOWN HOUSES (ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL 1966) Article by
P. Faulkner p.123.
G. ROSE'S ANTIQUITIES OF SURREY (1772).
GUILDFORD IN OLDEN TIMES. G. C. WILLIAMSON (1904)
BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.282.
Listing NGR: SU9968349425
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