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