54 And 56 High Street

6 Apr 2003
54 And 56 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL8507SW HIGH STREET 574-1/7/84 (South side) 02/10/51 Nos.54 AND 56


Shops with flat. Mid C18. Flemish-bond brick with red stretchers and blue/grey headers and large M-profile hipped plain tile roof. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attic; 9-window range; with large C20 rear shop extensions. Large stack in central valley and L-plan stacks on each flank. 4 segmental-headed dormers with moulded eaves; 2 with small-paned sashes and 2 with casements. Wide overhanging dentilled eaves cornice returning around east flank, which was exposed to view when newly built. Upper 2 floors each have windows with flush 12-pane sashes and with rubbed brick flat arches with scalloped wavy soffits; the centre window on each floor has simpler scallop pattern. String band between storeys. No.54 has C20 shop front in hardwood with 8 pilasters; 2 small-paned windows and 2 double doors. No.56 has C20 bank frontage with red-brick pilasters, fascia and dentilled cornice with terracotta ornament; 3 hardwood windows and wide entrance with folding hardwood screen. The east flank has 2 segmental-headed dormers; the west flank has 2 dormers with hipped roofs. The rear elevation is partly obscured by later extensions and has 4 hipped dormer windows. The 2nd floor has 8 small-paned sash windows with segmental heads, one is now a fire escape (metal attached to facade) and 3 boarded over at time of survey; 1st floor has 5 similar windows, 4 boarded up. INTERIOR: No.54 has a 1st-floor room of mid C18 panelling with plaster cornice, now used as staff room. Original roof structure of heavy timbers survives intact and one valley purlin is reused late medieval with casement and bowtell mouldings. (RCHME: Essex Central and South-west: London: 1921-: 182:10).

Listing NGR: TL8502707004


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1326 IOE Records taken by Brian Martin; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Brian Martin. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Martin, Brian

Rights Holder: Martin, Brian


Brick, Tile, Medieval Architectural Fragment, Tudor Unassigned, Elizabethan Apartment, Domestic, Dwelling, Shop, Commercial, Bank (Financial)