TOWN SURVEY UPDATE 2010

UPPER HIGH STREET WEST Building: No 47

Listing:

unlisted

History:

Early Victorian cottage converted to commercial use with workshops at the back of the ground floor and on first floor. Before the First World War, it was Hale’s Confectioners, later the Chocolate Box. New modern shop front fitted in 1970’s for Jewellers, Scarab, mid 1970s to 2001.
Current Use:

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Bea Couture
(Photo of Scarab in present survey on SevSoc website)

Description:

Two storey building with two window façade and neat appearance.

Ground floor, light framed black metal shop front in three equal bays and a fourth slightly wider and set back from rear of pavement with windows splayed back to single glazed matching black metal door. Single pane display windows with frames and door frame trimmed with aluminium and resting on medium height black painted stall risers on brick-on-edge sill. Single four panel black painted timber door to left giving access to rear of property and upper floor with fanlight over and black painted timber door jambs to each side and to right of shop front. Medium depth black painted lead flashed timber fascia over with simple gilt ‘BEA COUTURE’ lettering and ‘crown’ logo each side.

First floor, two twelve pane sash windows set almost symmetrically in buff stock brick façade and with white painted reveals, rubbed brick headers and concrete sills.

Roof, slate tiles and ridge with black half round gutter on black painted projecting timber eaves; single black painted downpipe on right hand side. Single brick chimney stack to left at roof ridge level.