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Description: 2, High Street
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305226
OS Grid Reference: SP0901857423
OS Grid Coordinates: 409018, 257423
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2150, -1.8694
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ALCESTER HIGH STREET
SP0857 (East side)
House, now shops and flats. Wrongly dated 1525 in C20 numerals above passage
door; formerly said to be dated 1625 on a plaster panel (VCH). Timber framed:
small framing; gables have some ornamental panelling. Lath and plaster infill.
Ground floor plastered brick. Tile roof; brick internal stacks. U-plan. 2
storeys and attic with twin gables; 2-window range. Ground floor built under,
with two C20 doors and shop fronts. C20 door to central passage. C20 casements.
Gables have moulded scrolled barge boards of 2 different designs. Rear: 2 timber
framed gabled wings with jowled posts. Shorter wing on right has late C20
boarding on gable. Between wing and front range there is a massive lias and
brick stack with 3 truncated square brick shafts with V-shaped pilaster strips.
C19 and C20 additions. Interior: Shop on right has open fireplace. Bressumer and
ceiling beams stepped stop-chamfered. Good carved acanthus scroll bracket.
Exposed framing. Old 6-panelled door on first floor.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.III, p.10).
Listing NGR: SP0901857423
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Source: English Heritage
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