Description: The Oldest Chemist Shop in England
Date Listed: 5 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 330856
OS Grid Reference: SE3503757030
OS Grid Coordinates: 435037, 457030
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0081, -1.4669
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SE 3557 KNARESBOROUGH MARKET PLACE
7/185 No 16 (The Oldest Chemist
Shop in England)
Shop. C17 with C18 and later alterations. Timber-framed with brick facade,
Flemish bond, pantile roof. 2 storeys with attics, 2 gabled bays. Central
glazed doors flanked by shop bay windows with glazing bars supported on
wooden posts with geometric design openwork panels. First floor: 2 wide
tripartite sashes with central lights of 16 panes and margin lights one pane
wide under flat brick arches. Attic storey: left - small 4-pane sash in
flush frame; right - square panel painted in imitation. Interior: the
building has been examined and recorded by members of the North Yorkshire
and Cleveland Buildings Study Group. The surviving timber frame included
posts, partitions, and ceiling beams to ground and first floors, and
principal rafters, tie beams and purlins of roof structure. C17 stairs and
panelling, with C18 shop fittings and cupboards also remain on ground floor.
North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group. Report
Number 262 (1977). Interior not inspected at resurvey.
Listing NGR: SE3502857046
Source: English Heritage
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