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Description: R and M White and Welcome House
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 320209
OS Grid Reference: ST8128232379
OS Grid Coordinates: 381282, 132379
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0904, -2.2686
ST 8032-8132 MERE THE SQUARE
6/80 Nos 6 and 7 (R and M
White) and Welcome House
Houses and commercial premises on street frontage. Late C19. Good coursed and
squared limestone to alternating rusticated quoins, plinth, and cill bands,
Welsh slate roof. A late Victorian structure on a larger scale than earlier
buildings in the town centre, with long projecting back wings. Street front is
3 storeys, 3+2 windows. Ground floor has a 2-light plate glass display window
with slender central shaft and a moulded head now modified, double-panelled door
to overlight with ringed shafts to high plinths carrying deep consoles to a
flat-stone hood with moulded edge. Overlight has basket-handle arch. To right,
near centre of building, a 2-storey canted bay with plate glass windows; then a
plate glass sash in moulded surround and basket-handle head. Far right a door
with 3 over 3 panels under overlight, and in richly modulated surround with
hood, all as other doors. First floor has 4-pane sashes, and central canted bay;
second floor has five small 4-pane sashes; all these in moulded surrounds,
basket-handle heads; and to wide stone cills on brackets. Deep brick stack,
left; cropped rendered stack to left of Halfway House. Eaves cornice, plain
second floor string, moulded first floor string, small plinth. Back has various
glazing bar sashes, and a round-arched doorway, and is probably older than the
street front; wing to right is six bays. Main roofs have coped gables. A
vigorous scheme, over-scaled for its prominent location.
Listing NGR: ST8128232379
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Source: English Heritage
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