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Thorpe's Bookshop, Guildford

Description: Thorpe's Bookshop

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 288975

OS Grid Reference: SU9992249530
OS Grid Coordinates: 499922, 149530
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2362, -0.5701

Location: High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3HP

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)

5/109 No. 170 (Thorpe's


Book shop, former Constitutional Hall. Early C19 with C20 extensions to rear.
Colourwashed brick with stone-coped parapet obscuring plain-tiled roof. Three
storeys, with stacks to rear. Regular front, two 15-Pane sash windows on
second floor, two 20-pane sashes on the first floor below, both under gauged
brick heads now painted over. Tripartite glazing-bar sash shop front window to
ground floor left,with fluted end pilasters and flanking scroll brackets to blind
box above. Arched entrance to right with chamfered piers,flanking pilasters
supporting entablature above. Carved roses in spandrels of arch and with
"Constitutional Hall" written on arch face. Greek-key patterned paving on floor
of entrance hall to inner double, panelled, doors under fixed overlight.
Interior:- C19 square banister staircase. C20 extensions to rear not of special

Listing NGR: SU9992249530

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Source: English Heritage

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