Official listing   No 24 grade  II

Included in previous provisional list as Nos 20 and 22. C18, brick, 2 storeys, pantiled roof, 3 12-paned sash

windows above modern shop front. Small skylight in roof.




No 22 now 24

2010                         Convenience Store Ace

1952,38                    Fried Fish Restaurant/Dealer Wm Burgin

1935 “                      Fried Fish Restaurant/Dealer Mrs. Meston

1929,25                    Confectioners Signoini Bros

1910                         Draper Mrs. Elizabeth Weatherburn

1906                         Milliner Mrs. Janet Welsh

1902,1897              Milliner Miss Margaret Schooler

1901census            Milliner Miss Margaret Schooler  and No.24

1891census             Watchmaker Robert Friar

1887                         Boot and Shoemaker & dealer William Weatherstone

1879,73                    Watchmaker Robert Friar





The door to the left of Ace Stores leads to a courtyard  behind No 26, in which are situated Nos 20A, 22A & B, and a building known as the “Old Smithy”none of which are listed.


The smithy retains an original “high draft chimney” presumably from a forge.



To the right side stairs rise through the medieval wall to a flat piece of land behind Nos 12—30. This is bounded on the North by the Maltings car park and a building known as”the Old Military Stables” now Kreative Technology.


The retaining wall bears traces of pockets for beam ends and the remains of a hearth and chimney behind No 12.


There is a mystery object, the remains of a carved drain surround (or possibly a mortar behind the smithy.

View from the top of the stairs, rear of Nos 12—24