Description: 7,9, Westgate
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335718
OS Grid Reference: SK4278492733
OS Grid Coordinates: 442784, 392733
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4297, -1.3575
SK4292 ROTHERHAM WEST GATE
9/82 Nos 7 and 9
House now shops and offices, mostly unoccupied at time of resurvey. 1794 by
John Platt for himself (Potts, p19); altered. Ashlar sandstone facade, coated
slate roof. 3 storeys, 1 : 3 : 2 bays in present form, central bays recessed;
occupies corner site with left return, of later date, facing Main Street. C20
shop fronts to full width of ground floor infilling recessed central part. Tall
lst-floor windows all with renewed casements in plain openings, projecting sills
to outer bays, sill band exposed in bay 2. 2nd-floor string course beneath
shorter window openings with unequally-hung 9-pane sashes, bays 5 and 6 now with
iron casements. Continuous moulded cornice with ashlar blocking course. Left
bay of roof altered. Left return: right bay rebuilt in keeping with main front.
Buildings to left (also part of No 9) of later construction and not of special
interest. Platt sold the house in 1808 but remained in occupation until his
death on December 14th, 1810. The part of the house further to the left was
demolished when Main Street was constructed.
J. D. Potts, Platt of Rotherham, Mason-Architects 1700-1810, Sheffield, 1959.
Listing NGR: SK4278492733
Source: English Heritage
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