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Latitude: 51.348 / 51°20'52"N
Longitude: 0.7326 / 0°43'57"E
OS Eastings: 590391
OS Northings: 164530
OS Grid: TQ903645
Mapcode National: GBR RT6.D1B
Mapcode Global: VHKJL.ND40
Entry Name: Backs House
Listing Date: 10 September 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1344217
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175749
Location: Swale, Kent, ME10
Electoral Ward/Division: Milton Regis
Built-Up Area: Sittingbourne
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
5282 HIGH STREET
No 52A (Backs House)
TQ 9064 NW 1/70 10.9.51.
This house is named after Humphrey Back who owned it about 1688. According to
the Archaeologia Cantiana it originally had an open arcade of timber work on the
ground floor. A timber-framed building, the timbering visible at the side with
plaster infilling on the 1st floor and brick infilling below, but the front plastered
and painted in imitation of timbering. The 1st floor oversails on a bressumer
and brackets. 2 storeys. Tiled roof in 2 hips. 3 casement windows on 1st floor.
Small bay below, a modern shop window and 3 original windows with depressed head,
but plate glass inserted. Doorcase also with fanlight having depressed head.
Nos 52 to 76 (even) 80 to 104 (even), 104A and 110 form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ9039164530
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