43 St. Peter's Street
(part of the High Street, towards the Westgate)

Typical early 1600s house / shop along the High Street

43 St. Peter's Street

I suspect this is a pre-1600 house/shop. The date is suggested by the exposed gable.


The main feature for me is the original mediaeval windows - see close-up below. Note also the windows in the building next door.

 

Compare these windows with the building at 28 Palace Street and the ones at 13 St. Peter's Street.

43 St. Peter's Street

Close-up of the windows. The mediaeval windows (to the right) would have had no glass in them until late, but would have had wooden slats like those seen here.

43 St. Peter's Street

You can see here the eye-level windows on the first floor (filled in) to the right of the central window - common in that period so people could look out without being seen.

These are often called 'clerestories' (e.g. by Quiney, see bibliography). Compare the ones at 28 Palace Street and 13 St. Peter's Street.

 

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