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16, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Alton, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.1497 / 51°8'59"N

Longitude: -0.9745 / 0°58'28"W

OS Eastings: 471824

OS Northings: 139440

OS Grid: SU718394

Mapcode National: GBR C9B.SK6

Mapcode Global: VHDYC.2C5G

Entry Name: 16, High Street

Listing Date: 21 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 141895

Location: Alton, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU34

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Alton

Built-Up Area: Alton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: The Resurrection Alton

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

5236 No 16

SU 73 NW


House, now shop. C15, refronted late C19. Timber frame, with largely brick
infill and old tile roof to main building. Painted brick, grey slate roof to
C19 front. Three bays divided by closed trusses. Centre (hall) and rear
(kitchen?) bays open to roof, which is heavily smoke-blackened, indicating
open hearths. Front bay perhaps storied ab initio. Facade 2 storeys, two
windows (glazing bar sashes); C20 shop front to ground floor; hipped end of
main roof rises above ridge of C19 front roof which is at right angles to the
original. Internally, many of the principal elements of the timber frame are
exposed at first floor level. The trusses have cambered tie beams and collars
(with broad crown studs) supporting clasped purlins. The central bay has wind-
braces in the plane of the rafters, one brace surviving. The roof is half-
hipped to the rear (kitchen) bay, with a tiny gablet (vent?) above. An essentially
complete small medieval house, an unusual survival in an urban context.

Listing NGR: SU7181939442

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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