17 – 29 Friday Street Group

Group of 7 houses
Friday Street

Nos 17 – 29 Friday Street, general synopsis for the group. This uniform looking terrace of modest brick cottages started as two separate, substantial timber-framed buildings, which were altered and joined together in the mid C18th to create five two-up/two-down labourers’ cottages. However, the framing of the largest and tallest building was internally a little altered (Nos 23/25) to become a shop, a PH, two cottages and now again a single private house.

No 17, on the extreme left of the photographs, is the other early timber-framed building, in which many mid C15th timbers, as well as smoke blackening, survives.  It also has a rear bay, set at right angles to the front probably built as a chamber wing, with an original four-light, diamond mullion window. – Nos 19, 21, 27 and 29 are infill buildings of slight framing, which made use of the existing houses on the site for their support. In the case of No. 29 use was also made of the entire sidewall of No. 31/33, which is exposed and used for support (See separate reports)

Grid Reference: SU7625982509
Parish: Henley-on-Thames
Surveyed in: 2013
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: 0HY-FRD-017