Town Survey Update 1998/2001

High Street East: Sheet forty four/five

Building(s): 122 and 122a Photo(s): C8 and C9


Mid to late 19th century two storey building, first floor weatherboarded with pair of dormers under tiled roof. Rebuilt as at present with two window elevation in early 20th century.

Baker – Burfott – 1848 to 1881

Parris – 1881 to 1928

Clothier – Rex Bentall – 1928 to 1936

Butcher – Dewhurst shared with Latham’s – 1936 to c1985


Baker – Stanley Wood – 19 ? to c1985

Fruiterers – Quality Fayre – c1985 to 2000 (see photograph C9)

Crusts Sandwich Bar

Radio and TV – Radio Rentals – c1985 (see photograph C8)

At the foot of the page is a photograph from the 1981 survey.

Current Use:

122 122a high st C9

122a – Gem Antiques

122 122a high st 2

122 – Femme Fatale


Two window façade on two storeys with red brick above dual shop front. Symmetrical treatment on first floor elevation. Two shops at ground floor with offices/living quarters over.

Ground floor, dark green full with painted timber shop front divided in three with deep panelled stall risers under two plate glass display windows with curved heads on two thirds left side. Single panelled door with curved head set back from pavement on right side with narrow fluted timber painted pilaster on right. Deep dark green painted full width fascia with ‘Gem Antiques’ in gilt antique lettering in centre over dark green retractable awning.

Ground floor, single white plastic coated metal shop front with single pane display window to right and single glazed entrance door with fanlight over to left. Shop front framed by concrete pilasters and fascia with single row of square white glazed tiles as stall riser. Deep slightly projecting fascia with simple script lettering ‘Femme Fatale’.

First floor, red/brown brick façade with raised brick quoins and brick-on-edge string courses over windows and under parapet coping. Parapet raised six courses in centre and capped by precast concrete coping and with recessed brick panel in centre. Moulded concrete string courses above fascias/below windows and at approximate eaves level. Single white painted metal casement windows over each shop front each having two opening leaves and central fanlight, windows divided into small square panes.


Undistinguished pair of shop fronts of acceptable scale in relation to their neighbours and in reasonable condition.

Importance: C/D

Included in previous survey.

1981 survey

122 124 High Street 3