129-130 High Street, Motorwise

129-130 High Street

129-130 High Street

Built in 1700s as shops with residence, alterations made in the 19th century, now shops.

Grade II statutory listed.

In Thames Policy Area.

English Heritage Listing Description

Pair of houses, now served by a common entrance and with ground-floor shop premises. c1700 with C19 alterations. Brick, rendered to front and side, tiled roof. Rectangular plan of three storeys with one-and-a-half storey outshut to rear, entry to upper floors now from No 130.

Each house is two-bays wide, No 130 slightly projecting and with the higher roof Ground floor with Victorian shopfront with raised fascia that cuts into first floor supported on single giant Corinthian column in centre. Late C20 door of no interest to No 129; side door to No 130 six-panelled and may be C18. The upper windows are curiously broad for their height, with a variety of early and mid-C19 glazing in moulded architrave surrounds, those to the first floor under console brackets.

Interior retains open-well stair rising the height of the building set against west wall of No 130. It has turned newels and handrail, whose form is reflected in the dado panelling of the walls. Closed string stair set with barley-sugar turned balusters. Each upper floor retains one early C19 fireplace with cast-iron surround and grate.

Further Information

As of September 2013, Ballymore states this building will be retained and incorporated into the new development.

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