4. No. 12

Woodward's Carpets

By Jim Devlin

Over time this building has housed a number of differing shops. In the photo it is the office of H.O. Iles the estate agents. It its time it has been a pet shop, Petsway and in the 1920s was the business premises of Essex Homes Co. Ltd. who did a lot of local development including Crown Road. before WW2 the upstairs was a hairdressers for a period of time.

The building is a gabled south cross wing of a former 16/17c timber framed house. The upper story has a shallow jetty and exposed timber framing with windows having 20c leaded lights. The timber framing was at one time rendered, see photo by clicking here. The shop front is 20c.

Photo: Illustrative image for the '4. No. 12' page
This page was added by Jim Devlin on 17/10/2017.