16 Friday Street

Friday Street

16 Friday Street’s history is connected with Brakspear’s Brewery and that of  No. 14. It was formerly called ‘The Plough’ and then the ‘Black Horse’. It is a tall 2 ½ storey brick building with cellar and adjoining passageway, which gave access to rear service buildings and still serves both Nos. 14 & 16. It retains evidence of timber framing as well as a rear stair turret, which still provides access from 1st to 2nd  floor and an indication of an earlier building date than suggested in the Listing Entry (late C17th – 18th ).  The tile-hung east gable, an unusual feature here,  indicates that it was either larger originally or connected to a formerly adjoining terrace of buildings, and now covers a damaged gable wall.

Grid Reference: SU76228251
Parish: Rotherfield Greys
Surveyed in: 2010
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: 0HY-FRI-016