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43 High Street

43 High Street

Existing Use Vacant
Date of Construction Early 19th century
Heritage Merit Streetscape, listed building
Listed Building Status Grade B Listed Building (Ref: HB14/23/033)
Projected Grant Aid £50,994 (73% of total project cost)

Building Description

Attached four-bay three-storey commercial building to the south west side of High Street. Rectangular on plan (street elevation approx. 11 8m (w) x 10.4m (height to eaves)) with two-storey return to rear (south west) abutted by pitched outbuildings. Pitched natural slate roof with rolled ridge and rough-cast rendered brick chimneys with corbelled coping and original pots. Painted moulded cast-iron rainwater goods. Walls are painted block marked lime render with raised quoins to each side. Square-headed window openings with painted moulded architraves and one-over-one timber sliding sash windows, moulded cill courses to first and second floor. Ground floor comprises of two shopfronts concealed behind roller shutters; modern signage to right.

Rear (south west) elevation is abutted by a lower two-storey return.

Interior not surveyed as owner could not be determined.

Condition Report

  • Structure – Building appears structurally sound from street however further investigation required internally and to rear.
  • Chimneys – Rough-cast rendered brick chimneys with decorative corbelled coping and original pots. Extensive cracking to render and mouldings, partial loss of chimney pots. Chimney to right-hand side appears to lean outward at gable.
  • Roof – Pitched natural slate with rolled ridge. Roof appears to have been tarred over perhaps in an attempt to prevent water ingress, otherwise reasonable condition.
  • Rainwater goods – Painted moulded cast-iron gutters rest on corbelled eaves. Some vegetation growth, corrosion evident at joints otherwise reasonable condition.
  • Render – Painted block-marked lime-render. Poor decorative order. Extensive staining and cracking of plasterwork.
  • Dressings – Raised quoins in poor decorative order otherwise in reasonable condition. Moulded sill courses at first and second floor level and below corbelled eaves. Painted moulded architraves to first and second floor windows, those to first floor have keystone detail, all in reasonable condition.
  • Windows – Painted timber-framed one-over-one sliding sashes. Poor decorative order. Some minor repairs required otherwise in reasonable condition.
  • Shopfronts – Two shopfronts at ground floor concealed behind opaque roller shutters with exposed shutter boxes above. Inappropriate and poor decorative order otherwise in reasonable condition. Inappropriate powder-coated aluminium fascia above shopfront to right.
  • Miscellaneous – Surface-mounted cabling now painted over. May be redundant. Contemporary lamp-post to street directly in front of centre of street elevation.

Planning History (post 1994)

Planning applications submitted as follows.

ID / Proposal

Site for dwelling to rear GRANTED

Site for dwelling to rear GRANTED

Site for dwelling to rear GRANTED

Renewal of application N/1995/0172 GRANTED

Renewal of application N/1995/0171 GRANTED

Demolition of existing dwelling and garden walls GRANTED



Recommendations/TH Eligible Work

External Works to include:

  • Chimneys – Strip and rerender chimney to left gable, including reinstatement of moulded corbel detail. Take down and rebuild brick chimney to right gable and rerender using wood float lime-based render. Install new clay pots to both chimneys. Renew lead flashings.
  • Roof – Strip and reslate roof using new Welsh natural slate: provide new clay roll top ridges. Provide thermal insulation.
  • Rainwater goods – Remove vegetation growth. Remove and repair existing rainwater goods (allow for 15% replacement).
  • Render – Repair existing render and cracks. Decorative repair to dressings. Make good where fixings and signage removed.
  • Windows – Repair and reinstate existing 1/1 timber sliding sash windows, draught-proofing to be included. Repair and make good existing internal linings, architraves, sills and plaster.
  • Shopfronts – Remove existing shopfronts and roller shutters. New purpose-designed traditional shopfronts and masonry stall risers, including timber fascias and cornice. New toughened plate glass glazing; internal shutters.
  • Decoration – 4 coats eggshell paint to new chimney and general walling, 4 coats oil-based gloss finish to rainwater goods and all external woodwork including shopfronts, 3 coats gloss-based paint to internal woodwork, 3 coats emulsion to walls in affected rooms, hand-painted signage applied to shopfront fascia.
  • Miscellaneous – Remove and redirect surface fixed cables. Provide high-quality front-mounted illumination for signage. Remove vegetation growth.


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