Town Survey Update 1998/2001

High Street West: Sheet three/four

Building(s): 51 and 51A Photo: A4

History:

Early Victorian cottage wholly retained in domestic residential use and forming right hand of symmetrical pair with No. 49 although with a wider frontage. One window two storey link with No. 49 assumed to be No. 51A, having single door on ground floor, currently unused, and single sash window over, see description.

Private residence.

Current Use:

51 51A high st A4

Private residence.

Description:

Three storey building under gable end with two window façade on first floor and single window on second floor.

Ground floor, single painted panelled front door to right hand with glazed fanlight over in white painted frame and door reveals and coloured painted rubbed brick header over. Single four pane white painted sash window with narrow side windows with white painted reveals, plain concrete cill and coloured concrete/stone lintel over and set centrally between door and left hand end of main elevation.

First floor, two twelve pane white painted sash windows set centrally in elevation with white painted reveals and concrete cills and coloured concrete/stone lintels over.

Second floor, single six pane white painted sash window set centrally in pale multi stock brick facade with white painted reveals and concrete cill and coloured concrete lintel under gable end roof.

Roof, plain clay tile roof and ridge finished over white painted deep projecting slightly moulded eaves and plain soffit to gable end, the latter returned at roof eaves level and flashed with lead. Single substantial stock brick chimney on left hand party wall with No. 51A with corbelled and brick-on-edge coping and two projecting brick string courses.

Two storey, No. 51A, ground floor, part glazed/part timber panelled painted single door, set centrally with white painted reveals and coloured concrete/stone lintels over. First floor, single six pane sash window set centrally with white painted reveals and concrete/stone cill and coloured concrete/stone lintel over under straight plain clay tile roof and ridge with half round gutter on projecting white painted eaves and single round rainwater downpipe to left.

Comment:

Attractive part of group with Nos. 49 and 49A, the coloured concrete/stone lintels not as effective as those painted white and would be much improved if re-painted white.

Importance: A/B

Not included in previous survey.