TQ1649 : St Martin's Walk and 145-153 and 155-157 High Street

taken 2 months ago, near to Dorking, Surrey, Great Britain

St Martin's Walk and 145-153 and 155-157 High Street
St Martin's Walk and 145-153 and 155-157 High Street
St Martin's Walk, the High Street frontage of which is on the left of the photo, was completed in 1991.

155-157 High Street, the 3 storey stuccoed building on the right of the photo, along with 159-161 High Street, the largely matching brick building, part of which can be seen to its right, were late 18th/early 19th Century houses and are grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.

Old photos would suggest there was once a third matching building in this group. This is because the building in the centre of the photo, 145-153 High Street, would appear to have once been a smaller building in two ways. The left hand section (with 6 windows at first floor level), currently housing The Original Factory Shop, was until closure in 2008, the Dorking branch of Woolworths. Francis Frith photos from c.1937 LinkExternal link and c.1955 LinkExternal link show it as a single story building, whilst ones from c.1960 LinkExternal link and c.1965 LinkExternal link shows it with the first storey added. However in all these what is now the right hand section (with 4 windows at first floor level) appears to be a 3 storey building, similar to 155-161 High Street, suggesting that this was subsequently demolished and replaced with an extension of the Woolworths building. A join can be seen in the first floor brickwork between the 6th and 7th window, which is consistent with it being a later addition.

The top of the spire of St Martin's Church can be seen behind.
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TQ1649, 604 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Dorking 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 166 494 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.9635N 0:19.8236W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 167 495
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High Street  Grade II Listed  Woolworths  St Martins Walk 

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