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Latitude: 53.0182 / 53°1'5"N
Longitude: -1.7321 / 1°43'55"W
OS Eastings: 418070
OS Northings: 346795
OS Grid: SK180467
Mapcode National: GBR 48Q.T2L
Mapcode Global: WHCF5.CDFK
Entry Name: 16, Market Place
Listing Date: 14 February 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1335130
English Heritage Legacy ID: 79890
Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6
District: Derbyshire Dales
Civil Parish: Ashbourne
Built-Up Area: Ashbourne
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Ashbourne St Oswald
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 14 NE 1/31
A shop with domestic accommodation above. Mid C16 with late C18 or early C19 façade and C19/C20 alterations. It is timber-framed with a red brick façade and a parapetted front roof. The rear wings are red brick and stuccoed timber-frame with plain tiled roof. There is a brick stack to the main roof. The front has 3 storeys, the rear has 2 storeys and an attic. There is a 2-window range on the first floor to the front of 1/1 sashes under stucco lintels with C20 windows above. The ground floor has a C20 shop front. An alley to the right leads to rear entrance which has a panelled door with an overlight. The whitewashed walls have heavy large-panel framing visible. The rear wing wall facing north west has square panel framing with herringbone brick nogging. The rear has various casements and a truncated brick stack.
The shop has been opened out and has C20 fittings but retains chamfered bridging beams and a corner post visible to the rear in the alley wall. The first floor front room has areas of heavy scantling framing visible, part close-studded, part square-panel, and one panel with diagonal studding. There are some traces of old red paint. The large stack has a C20 brick front. There is a chamfered bridging beam, which is supported on a large jowled post, and the rafters are chamfered. There is a winder stair which is partly of early date and a window facing the alley. In a cupboard are small remains of painted decoration including the possible initials 'FA'.
Above ground floor level chamfered bridging beams survive and areas of framing are visible to the rear. On the second floor a wall post is visible in one corner but the rooms are otherwise of C19 character. The front roof could not be accessed but is likely to be C19. The roof of the upper rear wing has a pair of upper cruck blades, with yoke, which support a pair of heavy purlins with curved windbraces. The other end of the purlins rest on a later brick gable end wall.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
16 Market Place Ashbourne is designated for the following principal reasons:
* A mid-C16 building with later alterations which occupies a medieval burgage plot in the historic centre of Ashbourne.
* A building likely to have originally been a shop and warehouse with living accompdation for the merchant, and still in use as a shop today.
* The building contains significant areas of timber-framing of heavy scantling.
* The rear wing roof retains a pair of upper cruck blades with yoke.
Listing NGR: SK1807046795
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