TOWN SURVEY UPDATE 2010

UPPER HIGH STREET WEST Building: Nos 7,9,11

Listing:

Grade II, LBS number 172203

History:

Originally this was a row of four late 18C cottages, but Oak Lane, between them and the Royal Oak Hotel had a very narrow entrance and the needs of 20C traffic and transport led to the demolition of the cottage at the southern end. The postcard reproduced here shows how narrow this entrance was. According to a plan of 1857 they belonged at that time to a Mrs Hards.

Current Use:

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Private

Description:

Row of late 18C cottages. Red brick with blue headers. Brick plinth. Ridge mansard roof with northern end half-hipped. (Originally this feature was also at the southern end.) Ground floor with one window and one door to each cottage. Panelled doors with flat projecting bracketed hoods over. Ground floor sash windows with flat segmental brick arches. First floor window to left with flat segmental brick arch. Sash windows to right. Three leaded dormers.