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Hamptons Messenger May Including Showroom Wing at Rear, Godalming

Description: Hamptons Messenger May Including Showroom Wing at Rear

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 291393

OS Grid Reference: SU9689043813
OS Grid Coordinates: 496890, 143813
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1853, -0.6151

Location: Lower S 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 9643 NE
(south side)
12/115 Nos 93 and 95 (Hamptons
Messenger May) including
23.2.70 showroom wing at rear

House, now office, and attached workshop range, now showroom. Early-mid C18
altered, with early C19 workshop range; all altered C19 and C20. Red brick in
Flemish bond, with orange brick dressings to front and some blotched brick and
grey headers to workshop range; some rubblestone and tile hanging. Plain tile
roofs. 3-storey, 5-bay house with early-mid C18 2-storey addition to rear left
raised probably early Cl9; workshop range added to rear right of 2 storeys with
basement, approximately 8 bays, of different builds. High Street elevation:
late-C20 shop front with multi-pane windows and wooden cornice; 1st- and
2nd-floor windows have mid-C19 sashes in reveals, shorter on 2nd floor, all with
flat brick arches and projecting sills; moulded 2nd-floor platband; wooden eaves
cornice; boxed eaves; roof hipped on left. Rear: on right, main range addition
has lower floor concealed; 2 sashes with glazing bars in flush wood architraves
under flat brick arches to 1st floor; the 2nd floor of darker brick and with
16-pane sash in similar architrave; hipped roof. The long workshop range,
projecting on left, has the basement concealed by late C20 addition (not of
special interest); segmental-brick-arched casement and sash windows to ground
floor, all small-paned; 2-light and 3-light small-pane windows to 1st floor; a
loading bay, now with windows; later doors at left end; a C20 dormer at right
end and near to it a cross-ridge stack; roof hipped at left end and with further
additions beyond (not of special interest). Right return: wall of front range
is of coursed rubblestone with brick quoins; attached to it on right, is 2-bay
brick addition having former archway (blocked and with later window) to left and
segmental-arched window with later window above to right. Beyond this is former
workshop range which has a section of rubblestone and 2-light windows,
segmental-arched on 1st floor. Interior: former house: on ground floor a
large-scantling chamfered spine beam, and in left-hand bays joists laid flat
with stepped stops; on 1st floor similar spine beam at right end with lambs
tongue stops; in left end compartmented ceiling with deep, hollow-moulded
members and egg and dart mouldings; on 2nd floor an old 2-panel door and
chamfered rear wall plate with stepped stops. Workshop range: large-scantling
cross-beams and chamfered joists; queen-post roof trusses with through purlins,
timbers having carpenters marks. This range was a hosiery factory in the C19 (J
janaway, pers comm). The offices of Hampton Messenger May extend into the 2nd
floor of the adjoining property, nos 99, 101 and 103 (q.v.), and these offices
are listed and described with that property.

Listing NGR: SU9688643816

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Source: English Heritage

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