TOWN SURVEY UPDATE 2010

UPPER HIGH STREET WEST Building: Nos 49 49a 51 51a

Listing:

unlisted

History:

A pair of early Victorian cottages, 49 converted to commercial use on ground floor with residential accommodation on upper floors and forming left hand of largely symmetrical pair with 51 and two storey link between. Before the First World War, 49 was occupied by Cook, a framemaker. Shop front thought to be pre 1939 war. Apparently privately occupied in 1950s and 1960s. Sportswear – Jodhpurs – c. 1995 to 1998. Hairdressers – Haircraft – 1998 to 2000. 51 wholly retained in domestic residential use and forming right hand of pair with 49 although with a wider frontage.

Current Use:

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(see photograph A3 on SevSoc website).

49: Khanh’s Nail Studio;
51: under development for private use.
51b to the right, new two-storey dwelling replacing garage with fully glazed front and rear elevations under construction.

Description:

49-51 Three storey building under gable ends with 2-1-2 window façade to first floor and single windows above. Two storey link, slightly recessed, assumed to be No. 51A, having originally a single door on ground floor, currently unused, and single sash window over. 49: Ground floor, single pane display window in painted timber frame with square leaded glazed double fanlight windows over and on medium height brick stall riser. Single entrance door to shop returned on right to single door to upper floors with glazed fanlight over. Plain/painted timber pilasters frame overall opening with medium height slightly splayed lead flashed fascia over and retractable full width awning. 51: Ground floor, single painted panelled front door to right hand with glazed fanlight over in white painted frame and door reveals and coloured painted rubbed brick header over. Roof, plain clay tile roof and ridge finished over white painted deep projecting slightly moulded eaves and plain soffit to gable end, the latter returned at roof eaves level and flashed with lead. Two substantial stock brick chimneys on left hand party wall boundary with corbelled and brick-on-edge coping and two projecting brick string courses