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Priory Antiques, Godalming

Description: Priory Antiques

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 291330

OS Grid Reference: SU9683643925
OS Grid Coordinates: 496836, 143925
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1864, -0.6158

Location: Church Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1EL

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

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Listing Text

SU 9643 NE
(west side)
No 29 (Priory Antiques)

Open hall house, now shop and accommodation. C15 with C16 addition and altera-
tions C17 and later. Timber frame with plastered wattle and daub infill;
rubblestone and later brickwork at rear; plain tile roof. 2 storeys; 1 x 4
bays, the rearmost bay added C16. C19 shop front has pilasters with plain
capitals and plinths framing central C20 part-glazed, small-paned door and
flanking 2-light windows. Jettied first floor has square panels, large scant-
ling wall posts jowled at top and bottom and with large scantling arched braces
down to mid-rail, and a 4-light diamond-leaded casement window. Roof ridge runs
from front to back, with hip at front rising into tile-hung gablet; large brick
stack to ridge. Right return: on left, large square-panelled framing with large
braces and inserted leaded casement windows of 2 lights, with diamond-set
mullion, and of 5 lights. On right, added rear bay has some timber-framing, on
rubblestone plinth at right corner, including jowled wall post and arched brace,
but mostly rebuilt in brick to allow fireplaces to be built against wall, with
chimney rising above in front roof slope. Interior: timber-framing visible,
showing former rear wall between rearmost bays. On first floor, central room
has truss with large scantling arched braces up to cambered tie-beam which has 3
mortices in top from former crown post and down braces; at rear of front bay is
another cambered tie-beam with crown post and mortices from former down braces.
In roof, front crown post has mortices from 4 former arch braces, only that at
front now surviving; the crown post is of large scantling, square-on-plan,
unchamfered and supporting short sumirine section of collar purlin; behind this
crown post is the inserted stack; beyond that survive 3 pairs of original,
sooted, halved rafters with collars and carpenters' marks; former end-wall truss
between rearmost bays, the collar having mortices in top and soffit for former
posts; rear bay has collared truss, clasped purlins straight wind braces and
old, bridled, rafters; front bay reroofed probably C16 or early C17, having
queen-post truss on right and clasped purlins which extend into roof space of No
31 (q.v.). Domestic Buildings Research Group, Report No 1324.

Listing NGR: SU9683543925

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Source: English Heritage

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