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136, 138 and 140, High Street, Guildford

Description: 136, 138 and 140, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 288964

OS Grid Reference: SU9980549480
OS Grid Coordinates: 499805, 149480
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2358, -0.5718

Location: High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3HL

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)

8/100 Nos 136, 138 and


Houses, now shops below and offices above. Dated 1883 with C2O shop fronts below.
Red/orange brick with terracotta and painted stone dressings; plain tiled roofs
obscured by parapets and gable. Four storeys with rendered plat bands at first,
second, third and parapet heights. Stone-coped kneeler to ends of parapet and
decorating gable to centre which contains diamond-shaped panel. Decorative
multiple stacks to ends and centre under corbelled tops of star-shaped pattern.
Three bays across with outer bays canted and rising from first floors to parapet
and crowned by turret roofs under iron finials. Prominent rainwater heads and
down pipes flank outer bays. Each canted bay comprises one 6-pane, glazing-bar
sash window in each face on the third floor under cornice moulding and with apron
panel below, and one segmental-headed plate sash in each face on second floor
below over similar apron panel. Segmental-headed plate sashes in each face of
each bay on first floor with moulded sills forming part of cornice over ground
floor. Centre bay between projecting outer bays comprises one square sash window
on third floor in rendered, quoined surround over terracotta apron panel decorated
with flowers, one segmental-headed plate sash window on second floor with zig-zag
decoration on lintel and terracotta panel below and one plate sash window under
segmental hood mould and in architrave surround on the first floor. C20 shop
fronts across the ground floor with 3 round-headed arched lights to left, two to
right and round-headed doors to centre and right.
An imposing building included for group value.

Listing NGR: SU9980349477

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Source: English Heritage

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