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Country House Curtains Gateway, Godalming

Description: Country House Curtains Gateway

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 December 1947
English Heritage Building ID: 291409

OS Grid Reference: SU9699943845
OS Grid Coordinates: 496999, 143845
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1856, -0.6135

Location: High Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DU

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

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Listing Text

SU 9743 NW
SU 9643 NE (north side)
13/130 and 12/130
Nos 74 (Gateway), 74A, 76
(Country House Curtains)
and 76A (fmmrly listed as
28 and 29)

House or inn, now 2 shops and 2 flats. Dated 1663, altered Cl9 and C20.
Bargate rubblestone with red-brick dressings. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys with
attic; 4 bays. Two C20 shop fronts, not of special interest, and panelled door
on left (to No 76A). Ground and 1st floors each have moulded brick cornice,
with tile weathering, above a band of raised, brick, ovals and lozenges, 1st
floor cornice rising at centre into segmental pediment (broken by rainwater
pipe). Windows have flat brick arches and are of 3 lights to 1st floor, 2
lights to attic, all with mid-Cl9 decorative square- and polygonal-paned
glazing. First floor has strapwork panels between windows, pendant finials to
ends, and more elaborate central panel with oval datestone. Attic originally
had 4 gables, with strapwork, these joined up in C19 to form coped parapet
ramping down at each end; 3 old rainwater heads. Very large multiple-flue,
central ridge stack. Rear: ground-floor, masked by late C19 addition (which is
not of special interest), has round arched door on right (to No 76A). First
floor has strapwork decoration; wood-mullioned 3-light windows with flat brick
arches, right-hand window retaining 2 diamond-leaded lights, left-hand window
masked by addition (not of special interest); stepped cornice. Attic: 4 gables,
each with header-brick-arched, 2-light windows,those on right having iron
casements with saddle bars and diamond-leaded glazing, the left-hand gable
masked by later stack. Left return (visible from rear) has the left-hand gable
strapwork and cornice as rear; on ground floor a blocked former doorway and
window with an inserted doorway on right; a 3-light window former floor; gable
has over-sailing, brick-banded triangular pediment. Right return: plainer, but
with lst-floor band and cornice; on ground floor 2 blocked wood-mullioned
2-light windows and inserted door (to No. 74A); partly blocked wide,
wood-mullioned attic window; tile-hung gable, half-hipped. Interior:
large-scantling chamfered beams with lambs tongue stops. On 1st floor No 76A
has some scratch-moulded plank and muntin panelling and old winder stair with
turned balusters up to attic which has old panelled cupboard door. An unusual
example of exuberant C17 brickwork.

Listing NGR: SU9699343847

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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