Description: 5, Fore Street
Date Listed: 26 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 313979
OS Grid Reference: ST8549958036
OS Grid Coordinates: 385499, 158036
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3212, -2.2095
(South West Side)
ST 8558 5/237
Circa 1864. Formerly part of Salter's Offices. Ornate Italianate 3 storey ashlar
fronted, 7 windows wide. Wide set back flanking pilasters. Modillion cornice
and blocking course and moulded listel over 2nd floor. Moulded band over 1st floor
with panel containing "Samuel Salter and Co." in raised letters, and with carved
panels on end pilasters. Dentil cornice over ground floor. Plate glass sash windows:
shouldered lintels to 2nd floor with carved rinceaux to moulded reveals, palmette
imposts and plain keys. 1st floor windows round headed with wide surrounds, keys
and beaded edges to spandrels separated by pilasters with cross-hatched caps.
Ground floor rusticated: vermiculated bases and quoins to end pilasters and former
wide entrance (now a shop); channelled to rest; 3 windows with struck voussoirs
now replaced by 2 shops. Only tall doorway to left unaltered: segmental head,
6 raised and fielded panels to door. The rear is of red brick with ashlar ground
floor, ashlar bands and grey brick dressings and quoins. Projecting box eaves,
shouldered lintels to 2nd floor windows, round headed 1st floor windows with cast
iron glazing bars with join knops.
Nos 1 to 9 (consec) form a group.
Listing NGR: ST8550258034
Source: English Heritage
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