History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

51, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Arundel, West Sussex

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.8546 / 50°51'16"N

Longitude: -0.5544 / 0°33'15"W

OS Eastings: 501847

OS Northings: 107112

OS Grid: TQ018071

Mapcode National: GBR FJ6.BNL

Mapcode Global: FRA 96QV.3TX

Plus Code: 9C2XVC3W+R6

Entry Name: 51, High Street

Listing Date: 7 October 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297180

Location: Arundel, Arun, West Sussex, BN18

County: West Sussex

Civil Parish: Arundel

Built-Up Area: Arundel

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Arundel St Nicholas with Tortington

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Find accommodation in


(West Side)
No 51
TQ 0107 1/87


C16. Timber-framed. C18 painted brick frontage on south (Tarrant Street) side.
Late C19 brick frontage on east (High Street) side. West (rear) elevation partly
tile-hung. Hipped and gabled tile roof. Red and grey brick chimney with louvre
instead of pots.
2 storeys and attics.
South elevation has brick modillion eaves cornice and 2 windows on each floor.
1 on ground floor has tripartite wooden frame, centre light with vertical iron
bars set diagonally, flanking ligts with lead glazing bars. 1 attic dormer, gabled
with 3 plain lights and brick nogging in the gable end.
East elevation has, on ground floor, 3 bay windows with glazing bars, and moulded
brick decorative panels set into their plinths; 1 modern plate glass door, 1 double
hung sash window win glazing bars and a gauged brick apron with ogival lower edge,
and 6-panelled door in plain surround, the 2 latter grouped together under a
moulded brick cornice. 3 double-hung sash windows with glazing bars on 1st floor.
West elevation has 1 largely demolished wing, and 5 double-hung sash windows with
glazing bars.
Interior: on ground floor, 1 room with a mid or late Cl6 plaster ceiling. Slender
curving ribs, which intersect to form apple-shaped motifs, enclosing oak trees
(with acorns) in low relief. Smaller intervening spaces filled with 2 different
types of rosette, 7 larger ones filled with Tudor roses surrounded by laurel wreaths
and 2 of the larger ones filled with lions rampant.
Mid or late C16 panelling, mostly concealed by hardboard. The small amount which
is exposed appears to be later than the ceiling, since line of ceiling cornice
cuts through middle of each panel. Identical to panelling in upper room (see
below); but includes 2 fluted and stopped pilasters, with incised lines between
each flute. Upper room had plaster ceiling which has now collapsed (traces of
plaster and of lathes on ceiling joists), it may possibly have overlapped the
panelling, and thus have been younger.
Mid or late C16 panelling. Oak, painted grey. Small panels of regular size throughout,
approximately 1 ft high and 9 ins broad. Stiles moulded on the solid, identical
throughout. Muntins interrupted by the rails. Mouldings mitred on underside of
rails only, and not on upperside. Rails are in every case not moulded on the
upperside, but have plain chamfer. Pilasters flanking chimney piece have been
removed, but their plinths remain, these are approximately 1 ft 6 ins high with
recessed panels (without fielding, strapwork or any other decoration); profiles
of pilasters (unpainted) show them to have been approximately 7 ft high, dispropor-
tionately narrow, with an entasis, slightly too wide "Tuscan" capitals, and wide
bases. Fluted frieze motif above door and chimney piece. Panelling is not completely
regular, and appears to have been fitted as best possible around the 2 double-hung
sash windows.
Mid C19 cast-iron rococo fireplace. Another small upper room has early C18 fielded
panelling up to dado level, and doorcase with moulded surround and segmental fanlight.
Staircase is early C18, with a plain rail and turned balusters.

Nos 51 to 67 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ0184707112

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.