This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SS855332 HIGH STREET 684-1/8/133 (East side) 19/01/51 Nos.26 AND 27
House with later shop on the ground floor. c1860s, rear block, to which Nos 1 & 2 Butchers' Row (qv) are attached, may be earlier, contemporary with Butchers' Row (qv). Stuccoed; slate roofs (rear block with flat roof); rear stack has brick shaft and yellow chimney pot with scalloped cresting. On an important corner site between the High Street and Butchers' Row, with a canted corner. T-plan block with rear centre wing and block behind Butchers' Row in angle between rear wing and main block. 3 storeys. 1:3-window range to High Street; 2:4-window range to Butchers' Row. Deep projecting eaves cornice on moulded brackets; eaves band; platband at second-floor cill level; windows with moulded architraves; second-floor windows with moulded cill blocks. Shop front has a dentil cornice and plate-glass windows with panelled pilasters; C20 shopfront to right. First-floor windows glazed with 2 over 2-pane sashes with margin panes, except left-hand bay, which is a tripartite sash with a more elaborate architrave and a floating cornice on consoles with a semicircular pediment over the centre. First-floor windows are one over one-pane sashes with margin panes, except to left bay, which is tripartite. Canted corner and 4 bays of Butchers' Row elevation have similar details and windows. To the left, slightly set back, a block with a 2-bay front to Butchers' Row has a second-floor platband and similar windows, the first-floor windows with keyblocks. INTERIOR not inspected.
Listing NGR: SS5580233230
© Dr Ann Allen. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Allen, Ann
Rights Holder: Allen, Ann
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