Town Survey Update 1998/2001

London Road West: Sheet one

Building(s): 1-5 Photos: A10, A11, A12

History:

Built late 18th – early 19th Century – No 1 a dairy 1907-1936

Three shops, residential accommodation above Nos. 1 and 3.

No. 1 was Locksecure Services Limited.

No. 3 was Milletts – clothing and camping.

No. 5 was Locksecure Services Limited (see photograph A12)

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

Current Use:

1 5 london rd A10

No. 1 – Butterfly – ladies fashion, residential above.

1 5 london rd A12

No. 3 – Kate de Angeli – florist, residential above.

1 5 london rd A11

No. 5 – Curtain Scene Limited

Description:

Three storey building with brickwork and sash windows to upper floors broken with stone string courses, stone architraves to first floor windows, third windows from left blanked off. Upper floors have had windows sealed and the front elevation spoilt by the insertion of a modern metal window and disruption of the rhythm by the addition of an oriel window. Windows white painted. There is an unusual overlap with No. 7, producing a pedimented, rendered entrance door, at right hand end.

The roof is slate covered with generous eaves.

Comment:

Upper floors in poor condition, in need of repair, brickwork cleaning down and decoration.

Importance: B

Included in previous survey.

1981 Survey

1 3 5 London Rd w