Town Survey Update 1998/2001

London Road West: Sheet twenty nine

Building: 79-81 Photo: D24

History:

Late 18th century buildings, Listed Grade II, no. 79 thought to be bootmaker at one time. No. 79 was A A Harrison and Son – antiques.

Current Use:

79 81 london rd D24

No. 79 use unknown

No. 79 Residential – first floor

No. 81 Residential

Description:

No. 79, late 18th century building, Listed Grade II, with two-window façade on three storeys under hipped tiled roof with eaves and gutter. Centre brick stack, random stone on ground floor with red brick quoins and dressings and red brick on first and second floors. Ground floor with small shop window to left with half-glazed and panel door, sash window to right also used for display. Two square projecting bay windows on first floor oversail pavement with boarded soffits and rendered fronts. Both bays contain sash windows with glazing bars and flat leaded roofs. Second floor with one recessed brick panel to left and one sash window to right with glazing bars.

No. 81, late 18th century building, Listed Grade II, with single window façade on three storeys under lean-to roof. Red brick elevation with random stone plinth and panel of random stone below ground floor window. Rendered on second floor. Plain boarded cottage door, up two steps, and small sliding casement on ground floor. Square projecting bay window on first floor similar to those on first floor of no. 79. One sash window with glazing bars on second floor.

Comment:

Important part of group nos. 73 to 93 odd, justifying listing.

Importance: A

Not included in previous survey.