27 July 2013

Post 15) Coming soon........

The beautiful Dutch House of 1676-1940, 27 feet square and 5 storeys, 45 feet high plus 4 foot wooden balustraded parapet and rooftop annex. It was the Castle Bank in the 1820s, exposed timber framing with limewash plaster panels, and casement windows. Bombed 1940 and pulled down as unsafe by sappers. There are plans to rebuild it, but the often mentioned derelict bank of england complex on the corner of high street is nowhere near the site of the dutch house, being some 130 feet away thanks to high street being widened to 4 times its original width in 1962/3.

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