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Latitude: 52.327 / 52°19'37"N
Longitude: 1.6775 / 1°40'38"E
OS Eastings: 650678
OS Northings: 276244
OS Grid: TM506762
Mapcode National: GBR YX3.4WX
Mapcode Global: VHM76.1S50
Entry Name: 55-63, High Street
Listing Date: 22 November 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384368
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484802
Location: Southwold, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP18
Civil Parish: Southwold
Built-Up Area: Southwold
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Southwold St Edmund, King and Martyr
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
TM5076 HIGH STREET
588-1/7/55 (South West side)
22/11/71 Nos.55-63 (Odd)
Row of 5 or 6 houses; now 5 shops with flats over. Late C16,
cased in red brick in late C17; left gable rebuilt in early
C18; C18, C19 and C20 extensions at rear: converted to present
use c1910. Timber frame encased in colourwashed brick; plain
tile roof with 3 brick stacks, 2 on ridge, 1 at right end.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and dormer attic; 8-window front. Late C17
front had pilaster strips divided by first floor platband
forming recessed panels in which windows were set: some
evidence of panelling remains. On ground floor are five
early-mid C20 plate glass shop fronts and doors. Upper floor
lit through seven 8/8 unhorned sashes and one 6/6 unhorned
sash. Brick dentilled eaves cornice. Two raking dormers have
2-light casements. Right gable end is stepped (now
incorporated in adjoining property).
INTERIOR: C16 range one room deep. Timber frame with jowled
principal studs, cruciform chamfered bridging beams; roof of
principals, 2 tiers butt purlins and curved windbraces. Most
Ground floors altered. Nos 55-57 with re-used early C16 spine
beam to ground floor front: multiple roll mouldings die into
run-out stop. Inscription from Tyndale's 1525 Bible, in
English, most of which is visible: `But when thou prayest
entere in (to thy) Chamber and shut thy doore to the(e) and
praye to the father which is in secrete and thy Father which
seyth in secret shall (reward thee openly)'. On first floor,
No.61 has open fireplace under shallow 4-centred bressummer.
Winder staircase survives to attic.
(Jenkins AB: A Hundred Years of Southwold in Photographs:
Southwold: 1983-: 17).
Listing NGR: TM5067876244
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