This surprisingly tall building beside its neighbour No. 14 is a three-storey timber-framed building with plastered and painted front. The fenestration is modem and 19th century. The passage beside and under the right-hand end betrays its timber-framed construction. There, the square timber panels, infilled with red brick nogging, show its mid-17th-century date. Parts of the rear Walls in the courtyard have painted weather-boarding, other parts are tile-hung.
The roofs are old, tiled and in three parallel sections to the street. The front two are hipped with a central ﬂat roof joining the two ridges. The third roof is likewise hipped all round, giving the impression that the back part was erected at a different time.
A string course runs the length of the frontage at ﬁrst ﬂoor level. This probably indicates that the frontage was jettied and the wooden string course covers the ends of the floor joists.
Was this building more than a residence—possibly a warehouse?
Briscall W., 1987, Discovering Ashford’s Old Buildings, Ashford, LRB Historical Publications
Date first listed: 18-Jun-1971
- 5344 NORTH STREET (East Side) No 16 No 18 TR 0142 NW 1/77 18.6.71. II GV
- A pair of timber-framed houses refronted in the C18 and since refaced with cement, but with the timber-framing visible on the ground floor of the south wall in the passage through the building. 3 storeys. Hipped old tiled roof. Modillion eaves cornice. 2 sashes with small flat bays on the 1st floor. Glazing bars now restored to No 18 and intact to No 16. Modern Neo-Georgian bow and doorcase with reeded pilasters. Passage through the ground floor of No 16 leading to the courtyard behind with stone flags. The left side elevation is tile-hung.
Nos 14 to 32 (even) form a group.
Listing NGR: TR0106142904