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Latitude: 50.8409 / 50°50'27"N
Longitude: -1.8379 / 1°50'16"W
OS Eastings: 411507
OS Northings: 104609
OS Grid: SU115046
Mapcode National: GBR 42R.B4F
Mapcode Global: FRA 761W.1T6
Plus Code: 9C2WR5R6+9R
Entry Name: 1-4, the High Street
Listing Date: 5 December 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1247241
English Heritage Legacy ID: 486891
Location: St. Leonards and St. Ives, Dorset, BH24
Civil Parish: St. Leonards and St. Ives
Built-Up Area: St Leonards
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: St Leonards and St Ives All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Winchester
ST LEONARDS AND ST IVES
SU10SW ASHLEY HEATH
05-DEC-00 The High Street
Row of shops. Circa early 1920s; by William Webb. Roughcast mass concrete. Plain tile roof with gabled ends. Brick axial stacks with corbelled brick tops.
PLAN: Rectangular on plan row of four shops with two short wings at rear.
Domestic Revival style.
EXTERIOR: 1 storey and attic. Symmetrical 4-bay north front with multi-pane bowed shop windows with fascias above and four 2-panel doors with semi-circular traceried fanlights; over the centre a small timber-framed gable with a clock face and an inscription 'The Night Cometh'; four large hipped dormers with 3-light casements with leaded panes; over the ridge at centre a timber bellcote with a tall pyramidal tiled roof surmounted by a weathercock. Rear [S] hipped dormers and two short gable-ended wings with outshuts.
INTERIOR not inspected.
NOTE: William Webb [1862-1930] came to Ashley Heath in 1920 and reclaimed 1500 acres of heath land to build a garden estate to be called 'Hampshire Heath Garden Estate'. Twelve houses were built in plots of one acre, including a house for himself, as well as this row of shops to serve the inhabitants. Webb had previously lived in Surrey, where he had created in 1901-20 Woodcote Village [now in the London Borough of Croydon] which was based on ideas expounded in his book 'Garden First in Land Development'.
Listing NGR: SU1150704609