Town Survey Update 1998/2001

High Street East: Sheet fifty one

Building: 130 Photo: C4

History:

Grade II listed 18th century two window façade building on three storeys with modern shop front on ground floor.

Early history unknown.

Private residence – solicitor with Ibbetts – 1919 to 1930

Lingerie – Tebay – 1933 to 1936

Ladies Fashions – Richards – 1939 to 1995 (see photograph C4)

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

Current Use:

130 high st C4

Sussex Stationers Bookshops

Description:

A non identical pair with No. 128.

Ground floor, symmetrical white painted timber shop front under medium deep white painted fascia and placed asymmetrically on façade with ‘classical’ feature single door to upper floors on right hand side with ‘Doric’ columns and mini ‘classical’ lintel/entablature over; door has deep red painted canopy. Double doors to shop front in centre of single pane display windows and set back from rear of pavement with plain moulded pilasters each side. Display windows set on medium low simply moulded white painted stall risers. Fascia has raised non-illuminated lettering ‘SUSSEX STATIONERS’ in centre over ‘BOOKSHOPS’.

First and second floors, similar in treatment in red brick with blue headers and red brick quoins and dressings to windows. Flat arches over windows brick with centre stucco keystones and brick band/string course over first floor windows, all painted over ?red brick. Windows set symmetrically on façade, all sash, first floor having centre six pane with four pane windows each side and second floor nine pane and all white painted timber.

Roof, red/brown plain tiles pitched, hipped to left and ridge continuous with No. 128 to right. Black painted dentilled timber eaves cornice and black gutter.

Comment:

An attractive building on modest scale similar to adjacent properties, spoilt by over deep fascia and asbestos or similar flue projecting from wall at first floor lintel level over right hand door. The removal of this together with more modest fascia, white painted eaves/gutter and paint removed from indicated brickwork would improve the buildings appearance which otherwise appears in reasonable condition.

Importance: A/B

Included in previous survey.

130 High Street w