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39 and 40, Bridge Road, Godalming

Description: 39 and 40, Bridge Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1947
English Heritage Building ID: 291295

OS Grid Reference: SU9725043935
OS Grid Coordinates: 497250, 143935
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1864, -0.6099

Location: Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1AQ

Locality: Godalming
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU7 1AQ

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Listing Text

SU 9743 NW
(north west side)
Nos 39 and 40
(formerly listed with
Nos 37 and 38)

Former Brewery grain store. C17, probably mid, of 2 builds; C20
addition and alterations. Timber-framed with brick infill and rubblestone
plinth; plain tile roofs. No 40 on left of 2 storeys, 3 framed bays, with
cross-wing (No 39) on right projecting to rear of 3 storeys; 2-storey C20 out-
shut addition in angle. Road front: stone plinth. Timber frame comprises sole
plate (to No 40), posts, studs, rails and wall-plates forming small square
panels infilled with brick. Each section has a set of double doors with a
taking-in hatchway above, and another to top floor of No 39, the three panels
above this open and with ledge. Half-hipped roof to No 39. Right return (No
39): timber frame as before, with two arched braces from posts to wall plate at
eaves; various small-pane windows set in panels. Left return: No 40 has door-
way, later-first floor window, and small eaves opening on right; C20 outshut on
left not of special interest. Interior: on ground floor, large-scantling
cross-beams and joists, the former with carpenters' marks and some with good
stops to chamfers; cross-wing (No 39) side-wall removed to form continuous open
space with C20 addition, but mortices in soffit of wall plate indicate position
of former timbers. Cross-wing (No 39) has first floor gypsum floor set on wide
floorboards, with various trap doors; butted board wall between this and No 40;
charred roof timbers and some replaced (following mid C20 fire), 3 original
queen-strut roof trusses at rear end, and one collared truss at front end;
square section ridge-piece. Roof of No 40 has 2 queen-post trusses (timbers
reused) and 2 collared rafter trusses at right end, adjoining No 39. Large-
scantling rafters flat side down; no ridge-piece. This site was owned and
occupied by a mealman and maltster who bequeathed the malthouse in 1689 (Jon
Janaway, pers. comm.).

Listing NGR: SU9725043935

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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