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Description: 1, Chapel Street
Date Listed: 7 June 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 308538
OS Grid Reference: SP5028375180
OS Grid Coordinates: 450283, 275180
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3724, -1.2628
The following Building shall be added:-
SP 5075 SW
731-0/1/160 No 1
Shop premises with accommodation above. Circa late C16 or early
C17, extended in circa mid C17 and late C19. Timber-framed with
roughcast panels and gable end and with brick rear wing. Plain tile
roof with gable ends; rear wing has slate roof. Stack not visible
from road. 1 bay 1-room plan front range with 1-room plan circa mid
C17 rear wing extended again in late C19 at rear south. I storey and
attic front range. 1-bay front with small panel timber framing
exposed above large C20 shop front with recessed bowed window and with
C20 canted ariel in small gable above. The east side has blank gable
end of front range on right, painted brick rear wing with casement on
first floor and to left a later C19 red brick rear wing with 12-pane
sash on first floor and C20 garage doors below.
INTERIOR: Ground fIoor front room has unchamfered cross-beam and
exposed joists and back room has ovolo-moulded axial beam with run-out
stops, exposed joists and large fireplace at rear with unchamfered
timber lintel supporting an exposed post above. Attic chamber over
front range has timber framing exposed in gable ends with studs and
large tie-beams and collar, the right hand (west) tie beam with
segmental head (possibly of former doorway) carved from its soffit;
exposed purlins and wind-braces at front. The chamber over rear wing
is ceiled. Roof has common rafters on diagonally-set ridge-piece, the
gable ends with principal rafters, that on left (east) with broad
cusped diagonal braces. The rear wing's roof replaced in circa C19.
Note: Thomas Hughes refers to this building in his book "Tom Brown's
school Days", when it was a butcher's shop. Tom bought a piece of
steak to cover his eye after his fight with "slogger Williams".
Listing NGR: SP5028375180
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Source: English Heritage
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