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Jesse Smith and Company

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7174 / 51°43'2"N

Longitude: -1.9698 / 1°58'11"W

OS Eastings: 402181

OS Northings: 202072

OS Grid: SP021020

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.6TQ

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.T309

Plus Code: 9C3WP28J+X3

Entry Name: Jesse Smith and Company

Listing Date: 9 July 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365156

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 31/05/2019


BLACK JACK STREET (north side)
Nos. 14, 16 and 18 Jesse Smith and Company

(Formerly listed as Nos. 14, 16 and 18 Jessie Smith and Company)


Shop with flats over. Late C18 to left, early/mid C19 to right. To right, limestone ashlar; concrete tile roof; reconstituted stone left- and right-end stacks; to left, lined-out stucco to front; concrete tile roof; brick right-end stack.

To right, three storey four window range; first floor has four C19 2/2-pane horned sashes in plain reveals with stone cills; second floor has four similar windows. Ground floor has early C20 shopfront with twelve-pane window with louvred panels above, stall riser with three cast-iron grilles, brass plate to centre with lettering SMITH; four-panel door to left with single-pane overlight with painted glass with lettering SMITHS 6; pair of plank doors to right with iron bar grille panels; shopfront surround has four panelled and reeded pilaster strips, heavy console brackets flanking frieze with blind box and moulded cornice.

Building to left is three storey three window range; first floor has three two-light timber glazing bar casements in plain reveals, to left with projecting cill, two windows to right shortened to accommodate shopfront below; three similar windows to second floor. Ground floor has 8/8-pane sash in similar reveal and four4-panel door with single-pane overlight to left, to right shopfront in similar surround to right has plate glass window to left with round-section timber mullions with shaped bases and tops with brackets, ventilation grille over; half-glazed door with wrought-iron grille over glass, cast-iron grille overlight; tiled stall riser and reveal to door have lettered panels PORK BUTCHERS and PICKLED TONGUES and painted tile panel with pigs head, Art Nouveau tiles in panels of pilasters.

Entrance to through-passage to left of shopfront has panels of Art Nouveau ironwork at head of opening, simple wrought-iron gate, panel over with etched lettering behind glass HOME MADE SAUSAGES; similar panels in friezes of both shopfronts have lettering JESSE SMITH & CO FAMILY BUTCHERS ESTABLISHED 1808.

INTERIORS not inspected.

Listing NGR: SP0218102072

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