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Wh Smith Travel, Godalming

Description: Wh Smith Travel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 December 1947
English Heritage Building ID: 291411

OS Grid Reference: SU9698043844
OS Grid Coordinates: 496980, 143844
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1856, -0.6138

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 9643 NE
(north side)
No 80 (W H Smith Travel)
(formerly listed as 31 32)

House, now office. Mid-late C17, altered. Bargate rubblestone with red brick
dressings and to returns. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys and attic, 2 bays.
Recessed late C20 shop front not of special interest; above it, deep modillion
cornice having frieze with projecting ovals and lozenges and tile weathering.
First floor: brick pilaster strips rising into paired round-arched panels
between bays; 2 wide windows with flat brick arches and 4-light, leaded, iron
casements with cusped canopies; double cornice with half-rounded dentils to
lower cornice and modillions to upper cornice which supports c19 decorative
metal gutter. Attic: band of I-shaped pilasters with taller pilasters above to
the 2 shaped gables each of which has a 2-light window with flat brick arch and
leaded iron casements, roundel frieze and dog-tooth band below cornice, and
triangular pediment with lozenge in tympanum. Concealed roof with end stack to
left and right end ½-hipped. Rear: C20 extension masking ground floor and much
of 1st floor, not of special interest; traces of former 1st floor window
openings visible; 1st floor cornice; two 2-light, small-pane attic windows in
shaped, pedimented gables; brick stacks with coupled flues to left side and
right corner. Interior: chamfered beams with lambs tongue stops to ground
floor; late C19 decorative iron spiral stair down to cellar. Similar in style
to numbers 74-76A (q.v.) which are dated 1663, and another interesting example
of C17 decorative brickwork.

Listing NGR: SU9697043849

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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