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34, 36 and 38, West Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8855 / 51°53'7"N

Longitude: -0.5233 / 0°31'23"W

OS Eastings: 501733

OS Northings: 221797

OS Grid: TL017217

Mapcode National: GBR G50.LKD

Mapcode Global: VHFRC.WV7Z

Entry Name: 34, 36 and 38, West Street

Listing Date: 24 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350238

Location: Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire, LU6

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Dunstable

Built-Up Area: Dunstable

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Dunstable

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added to the list:-


1/10001 Nos 34, 36 and 38

- II

2 buildings united to form one range and now with shops. Circa
late C15 or early C16, and later C16, remodelled in C19. Rendered
timber frame. Slate roof with gabled ends. Brick stacks truncated
below roof. Plan: 5 bays; originally 2 timber-framed buildings.
The left (W) 2 bays is all that remains of a building that
extended westwards. Abutted to it the right hand (E) building
comprises 3 bays which possibly extended to the east. The whole
range was remodelled in the C19, refronted, given outshuts at the
back and subdivided. Exterior: 2 storeys. 6-window S front. First
floor 6 sash windows without glazing bars, 2 on left with
keyblocks. Ground floor: No 38 to left has C19 pilastered
shopfront with entablature and C20 door; No 36 to left of centre
has C20 bow window and C20 glazed door, both with keystones; No
34 on right has large C20 shop front with high fascia. At rear
2-storey outshuts, ground floor windows blocked and first floor
casements. Interior: The frame is exposed on first floor and roof
space only. The left hand building (Nos 36 and 38) 2 bays (left
bay rebuilt) has clasped side purlin roof, principals diminished
above collars; cambered tie-beam and collar trusses, right end
closed truss with queen-posts, centre open truss with central
post and 2 curved braces from tie to collar; jowled posts with
short curved braces to tie-beam and curved wind-braces; common
rafter couples intact. Right hand building (No 34) also has
clasped side purlin roof with tie-beams and queen-posts to
collars, the left truss open and built against gable end of left
hand building, the centre truss with close-studding under tie-
beam, right hand truss tie-beam has mortices for. studs below;
common rafter couples to left bay only. The roof timbers of the
right hand (W) building are charred.

Listing NGR: TL0173321797

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