East Side: The Bridge to Church Lane
The miscellaneous buildings in this stretch of lower High Street reflect its varied social character, which included gentry and professionals alongside shopkeepers, tradesmen and craftsmen. Cottage accommodation survives at No. 1 (16th-century) and No. 23, and smart 18th-century façades at No. 2 (1790s) and 25 (1730s). Nos. 13 and 19 were inns, the latter sharing part of a long and elegant Georgian frontage which dominates this part of the street. Several other house-fronts conceal earlier buildings, which have been remodelled and in many cases sub-divided. The most notable are two medieval hall-houses, at Nos. 15–17 and 31.