UPPER HIGH STREET WEST Building: Nos 31,33,35,37


Grade II, LBS number 172215


A terrace of shops with some residential accommodation from very early times. 37 thought to have been an inn called the Six Bells, probably named after the original six bell peal in St Nicholas tower, and giving its name to the lane alongside. In C20 it became Raley’s Tea Rooms, served from The Old Bakehouse to the rear, and the awkward corner of the High Street was known as Raley’s Corner. 35 was at one stage The Tobacco Box and 33 was Tinley House café.

Current Use:




Craig Violins, Browett Smith Surveyors, Walker &Walker Solicitors , unoccupied


C16 continuous jetty house, but with late 19C Gothicised elevation. An early print shows the building without the four gables. Stucco. Large gable to left and right with two smaller gables at centre. Gables with C19 ornamental bargeboards. Ridge tile roof. First floor oversailing. Ground floor with shop fronts. No 35 with plain boarded door and sash window to right with panelled shutters. Four widely spaced 19C sash windows on first floor with moulded ornamental square stucco drip stones over larger left and right windows. First floor divided into four panels by vertical ornamental projecting boarding. Triangular recessed panel in gables to right and left. Ridge tile roof brought down as pentice roof to rear with three tiers of small tiled dormers (the catslide) Side elevation to 37 with painted weather-boarded gable end on first floor and corner shop front on to Six Bells Lane.