Chequer on E. of Guilder Lane
Monuments in Guilder Lane and adjacent streets.
(166) Cottages, three adjacent, Nos. 1–5 Guilder
Lane, of two storeys with brick-faced walls and tiled
roofs, contain some stout timber framework and probably
are of 16th-century origin.
(167) Cottages, pair, Nos. 7–9 Guilder Lane and one
adjacent, No. 11, are two-storeyed with brick walls and
tiled roofs and date from the middle of the 18th century.
In plan each dwelling has a front and a back room in
each storey. No. 11, later than the other two and with
higher rooms and superior joinery, has recently been
combined with No. 9.
(168) Cottages, two adjoining, Nos. 15–17 Guilder
Lane, are two-storeyed with attics and have timber-framed walls set on brick plinths, and tiled roofs; they
are of the 15th century. The timber framework is
masked externally, but the N.W. corner-post of No. 15
and the bracket of a former first-floor jetty are seen
inside an adjacent workshop. No. 15 is one bay wide
(N.–S.) and No. 17 has two bays. Inside, stout posts and
chamfered beams with curved brackets are seen. The
roofs have collared tie-beam trusses with lower kingstruts and curved angle-braces, upper scissor-braces,
chamfered clasped purlins and curved chamfered wind-braces.
(169) House with Shop, No. 65 Milford Street, of
two storeys with brick walls and a tiled roof, is of 18th-century origin, but was extensively rebuilt in 1975.
Early in the 15th century, houses on or near this site,
including workshops and a gateway, belonged to the
bell-founder John Barbor and his wife Alice. (fn. 1) The
remains of mediaeval foundries have recently been
uncovered. (fn. 2)
(170) Warehouse, formerly in Mist's Court, demolished in 1972, was two-storeyed with brick walls and a
tiled roof and was built in the second half of the 18th
century. The mansard roof had collared tie-beam upper
trusses with queen-struts resting on lower purlins
supported by curved upright members.