Snack Bar And G Ford's Shop / National Westminster Bank

4 Sep 2000
Snack Bar And G Ford's Shop, Cheap Street, Sherborne, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9 3BD
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National Westminster Bank, 50 Cheap Street, Sherborne, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9 3BD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1625 (South West Side) No 51) [National Westminster Bank] (Formerly listed as Snack Bar and G Ford's Shop) ST 6316 1/51 28.11.50.

II GV 2.

Corner block on south side of Abbey Road. Originally a late medieval timber- framed building which was extensively restored in 1965. Facing Cheap Street is a 3 storey gable end, oversailing at 1st floor level, the side walls having stone corbels. 2 upper floors have modern timber- framing exposed.

4-light casements to lst floor, 1-light window above. Modern 4-light bank windows inserted on ground floor. One moulded post with curved brace on left hand side. Front facing Abbey Road is of stone rubble. 2 storey, 3 window front. Tile roof. Wood casements to 1st floor. Ground floor has from left to right hand 1 2-light window, modern segmental headed doorway with modern ledged and nail studded door, and a 4-light window. Internally, an original doorway remains on the south side; a fireplace and a lst-floor 2-light window at the south end of the Cheap Street front were also both discovered during the 1965 restoration. This building was at one time the Tuck Shop used by Sherborne School and was known by the name of Noah's Ark.

Nos 2 to 30 (even) and Nos 34 to 50 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: ST6383416648


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0882 IOE Records taken by Brian Haigh; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Brian Haigh. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Haigh, Brian

Rights Holder: Haigh, Brian


Rubble, Stone, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Bank (Financial), Commercial