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72, 74, 76 and 78, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Guildford, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2354 / 51°14'7"N

Longitude: -0.5736 / 0°34'25"W

OS Eastings: 499676

OS Northings: 149432

OS Grid: SU996494

Mapcode National: GBR FCJ.KRK

Mapcode Global: VHFVN.06LS

Entry Name: 72, 74, 76 and 78, High Street

Listing Date: 1 May 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 288957

Location: Guildford, Surrey, GU1

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Town: Guildford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holy Trinity

Built-Up Area: Guildford

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Guildford Holy Trinity and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text



SU 9949SE GUILDFORD HIGH STREET
(South Side)

8/93 Nos 72, 74, 76 & 78
1/5/53


GV II*

House, now divided into offices. C13 undercroft below with 1803 house above,
altered in the C2O. Chalk and stone undercroft with brick props, orange/red
brick above with some tile hanging on the right hand return front. Stone-coped
parapet obscuring plain-tiled roof. Three storeys over undercroft; 3 bays with
stacks to left. Regular front with centre bay now blocked. Tripartite sash
windows in outer bays on second and first floors under gauged brick heads, only
those windows on right retaining glazing bars. Stone dressed ground floor with
two office windows to ends, both mullioned and transomed and with triple round-
arched upper lights. Paired doors to left and right of centre under fanlights
and with deep bracketed hoods over. Stone steps with cast iron anthemion pattern
railings in front of No. 72.
Undercroft:- Approx 10 metres by 6 and 3 metres high. Three bays deep with groined
ribbed roof rising from two round piers. Arch corbels carved in grotesques and
human heads. Remains of North stairs from former street level survive when under-
croft was probably used as a shop. The Undercroft is a scheduled Ancient Monument,
Surrey Monument No. 166.

SURREY ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS (OFFPRINT) VOL.LXXIV (1983) SHIRLEY CORKE
MEDIEVAL UNDERCROFTS AND TOWN HOUSES (ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL 1966) Article by
P. Faulkner p.123.
G. ROSE'S ANTIQUITIES OF SURREY (1772).
GUILDFORD IN OLDEN TIMES. G. C. WILLIAMSON (1904)
BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.282.


Listing NGR: SU9968349425

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