Description: 53 and 53a, High Street
Date Listed: 7 November 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 289356
OS Grid Reference: TQ2514450245
OS Grid Coordinates: 525144, 150245
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2377, -0.2087
Nos 53 end 55A
TQ 2550 SW 12/275 7.11.72.
Hall house of circa 1500 with service end removed and exterior altered. Front
of one storey and attic, 3 windows. Stucco with incised lines. High pitched
roof of renewed clay tiles with a long hip below gablet at left, and a short
lower extension. Square headed modern dormers. Modern plain shop fronts below.
Interior shows fairly heavy timber work. Jowled posts and big arch braces to
ties and plates. Diagonal braces down to half rail. Fairly close but rather
irregular studding. Slightly arched ties. 2 bay hall has collar-purlin roof
and crown post with transverse braces to ties, longitudinal to purlin. Good
carpenters' marks. On ground floor triple service doors with hollow-chamfered
jambs and round arches; a similar doorway at other end of hall has flattened arch
and moulded spandrels.
Listing NGR: TQ2514050245
Source: English Heritage
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