Category Archives: High St North

High Street North

College Slip, K2 Telephone Box & College Green Pocket Park – Heritage

College Slip is the passageway which follows the old college wall. In the latter part of the 19th century it was still a country lane leading to open fields. Continue reading

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High Street No. 260-262, The Swan and Mitre – Heritage Building Profile

The Swan & Mitre is an old coaching inn, of uncertain date but at least early 18th century, which was popular with carters carrying farm produce and fish, resting on their journey to the London markets. It dates mainly from … Continue reading

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Walters Yard – Heritage

Until the end of the 18th century the east side of the High Street from The Bell Inn northwards, including part of the side of the college, comprised land called Grete House. This was a large private estate now covered … Continue reading

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198 High Street formally Pamphilons – Heritage Building Profile

Nos. 196-198 High Street was a dwelling house which became used as a wine merchant towards the end of the 18th century. George Pamphilon became the owner in 1865 and in 1876 he rebuilt the premises. The timber shopfront reflects … Continue reading

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194 High Street, the Partridge – Heritage Building Profile

The Partridge Public House stands at the junction of Church Road and was originally built for the National Provincial Bank in 1927 by architects Gunton & Gunton. It became a Public House in 1995. This building is a superb example … Continue reading

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173-177 High Street, The Royal Bell – Heritage Building Profile

The Royal Bell is a beautiful Queen Anne style Arts and Crafts style building just north of market square. The architect was the renowned Ernest Newton and it is Grade II listed. This range of buildings was rebuilt in 1898 on the … Continue reading

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The Star And Garter – Heritage building profile

One of the best Arts and Crafts buildings around, with extravagant turret, balcony and decoration. The Star & Garter Inn was constructed in 1898 and replaced an ancient inn of the same name.  It was designed by Berney and Sons … Continue reading

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