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Dressmakers' Den Godalming Museum, Godalming

Description: Dressmakers' Den Godalming Museum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1947
English Heritage Building ID: 291396

OS Grid Reference: SU9685643808
OS Grid Coordinates: 496856, 143808
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1853, -0.6155

Location: High 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)
Nos 107 and 109
(Dressmakers' Den) and
109A (Godalming Museum)
(formerly listed as No 68)

2 houses now shop and museum Of 2 builds, probably early C15 and later C15 or
early C16; altered; refronted early-mid C18; altered C20. Timber frame with
plastered wattle and daub infill; refronted and mostly clad in painted brick in
Flemish bond. Concealed plain tile roof. Earliest building of 2 storeys, 1 x 2
bays (possibly truncated at rear), set gable-end to road; built adjoining this
on the right is a 2-storey, 3-bay Wealden house with central open hall and
jettied end bays, the right-hand bay now incorporated in no 111 (q.v.); the
whole building refronted C18, presenting facade of 2½ storeys, 5 bays. High
Street elevation: early C20 shop front has 2 recessed shop doors each glazed
above a fielded panel the recesses with tessellated pavements and moulded
plaster ceilings; later C20 door on right (to 109A); plate-glass shop windows on
glazed brown-brick plinths; flanking fluted pilasters and console brackets;
corniced fascia with shaped pediment to centre. 1st floor: wooden cross-windows
with old leaded glazing and iron casements under flat brick arches. 2nd floor:
platband; shorter, blind windows. Roof hipped on right and with ridge stack to
right. Left return: left bay has timber-framing on 1st floor with tall panels
and an old 3-light diamond-leaded casement window. C20 wing added to rear left
and rear addition not of special interest. Interior: on 1st floor timber-
framing is exposed. The left-hand building has short arch braces to central
cambered tie-beam which has traces of old painting and supports crown post with
broad braces to collar purlin; rear bay has collared rafters. The former
Wealden house has timber-framed partition walls separating end and central bays
and crown-post trusses, the posts arch-braced to tie-beams and straight braced
to collar purlin (post and tie beam of left truss removed).
Domestic Buildings Research Group, Report No 3573/4.

Listing NGR: SU9686243797

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Source: English Heritage

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