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Registrar's Office The Old House, Godalming

Description: Registrar's Office The Old House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 291339

OS Grid Reference: SU9685243907
OS Grid Coordinates: 496852, 143907
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1862, -0.6156

Location: Church Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1EW

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

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Listing Text

SU 9643 NE
(east side)
Nos 16 (Registrar's
Office), 16A, 18-20 (The
Old House), 18A and 18B

Hall and cross-wing house (Nos 16, 16A, 18, 18A and 18B) and house (Nos 20 and
part of 18A), now Registrar's Office, shop and 3 flats. C16 of different
builds, altered. Timber frame with painted wattle and daub infill, brick under-
building, some rubblestone and tile-hanging. Plain tile roofs. On left No 20
and part of No 18A is of 2 storeys, 2 bays, having recessed central part-glazed
door flanked by C20 3-light leaded windows; large square panelling to first
floor and two 3-light windows with leaded casements; single-flue stack on right
in front roof pitch; rear has brick infill to timber frame, some rubblestone,
and on right C17 external stack of rubblestone with brick quoins to offset and
tall brick flue, heightened. The rest of the range, to right of No 20/18A, is
earlier, of 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays, the right bay an addition, the left
bay a gabled cross-wing. Right bays have ground floor of c.1900 brick with
ashlar dressings, chamfered plinth, 2 Tudor-arched moulded doorways with board
doors flanking central Tudor-arched window and with narrower similar window to
outer side of each. First floor timber-framed with a 4-light leaded casement
window on left and 3-light transomed window with diamond-leaded casement to
right rising under gablet. Late Cl9 attic floor on left with 4-light leaded
casement window. Stack to rear roof pitch on right. Cross-wing: shop front has
timber pilasters and recessed door. Jettied first floor has arch-braced
timber-framing, a 6-light mullion and transom window and an old, very small,
window to far right with diamond leading and some old glass. Gable is tile-hung
with decorative bands of fishscale tiles and has a 3-light window with 1-light
window above, both with leaded lights and tile pentices. Interior: No 20/18A
has inglenook fireplace, mortices in soffit of cross-beam indicating position of
former partition wall between bays, arched braces from posts to tie-beams, and
queen-post roof trusses. Cross-wing has old joists, jowled posts, arched
braces, chamfered wall-plate, head of first floor window in left wall (at front)
and large scantling curved wind braces in roof. The bay to its right on first
floor has brattished decoration to front wall plate and to hollow-moulded beam
near rear wall.

Listing NGR: SU9685243914

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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