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59 Church Place

59 Church Place

Existing Use Commercial
Date of Construction Late 19th century
Heritage Merit Streetscape, local interest
Listed Building Status Not listed
Projected Grant Aid £42,418 (75% of total project cost)

Building Description

Attached four-bay two-storey rendered building with shopfront flanked at right by carriage arch to ground floor, located on the north east side of Church Place. Rectangular-on-plan (street elevation approx. 8.9m (w) x 6.9m (height  to eaves)) with lower two-storey pitched return to rear. Pitched artificial slate over paired corbelled eaves; rainwater goods are cast-iron. The walls are painted block marked lime render with mosaic tiling to shopfront with modem signage. Square-headed window openings with painted timber casement windows. Timber sheeted double-leaf door  to carriage arch.

Condition Report

  • Chimneys – Chimneys completely removed.
  • Roof – Replacement artificial slates, extensive moss growth, inappropriate, otherwise reasonable condition.
  • Rainwater goods – Inappropriate uPVC gutter.
  • Render – Lime-based blockmarked render; recently decorated, in reasonable condition.
  • Shopfront – Inappropriate modern shopfront with uPVC signage.
  • Windows – Inappropriate replacement timber casements to first floor.
  • Entrance Doors – Potentially original timber panelled entrance door to right-hand side with inappropriate square-headed top-light. Inappropriate painted timber boarded doors to carriage-arch to right-hand side.
  • Miscellaneous – Head of carriage-arch has been squared-off inappropriately.

Planning History (post 1994)

No planning history.

Recommendations/TH Eligible Work

External works to include:

  • Chimneys – Rebuild red brick chimneys with corbelled detail to right gable wall; wood float lime-based render finish. Install new clay pots.
  • Roof – Strip and reslate using new Welsh natural slate. Provide thermal insulation.
  • Rainwater goods – Replace rainwater goods in cast iron.
  • Render – Carry out render repairs to existing render. Rerender at ground floor using wood float lime-based render with blockmarked finish.
  • Windows – Replace existing windows with new 1/1 timber sliding sashes to first floor; draught-proofing to be included throughout. Make good existing internal architraves, linings, sills and plaster.
  • Shopfront – Remove existing shopfront, tiling and security grilles. Install new purpose-designed traditional shopfront, including timber fascias, cornices and masonry timber panelled stallrisers. New toughened plate glass glazing; internal shutters. New timber panelled and glazed entrance door.
  • Entrance – Reinstate entrance containing timber framed painted timber panelled and glazed entrance door with fanlight over. Reinstate original carriage arch profile to street and insert new wrought-iron gates.
  • Miscellaneous – Remove and redirect surface fixed cables. Remove all security grilles. Provide high quality front mounted illumination for signage.


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