My quest to uncover the history of Winchester took me on a walk along Colebrook Street this afternoon. I looked up and saw two faces staring blankly from an old house. It looked in poor repair but perhaps of some note at one time.
I quizzed Pevsner in vain. Then I struck gold when I discovered a site detailing all the listed buildings in Britain. I learned that the building was 108 Colebrook Street and this is what the site says:
C18. Late – C 19 early. 3 storeys. Red brick walls. Balanced end projections
with blocked elliptical arches. Stone arch and springers in vermiculated
work. Carved stone keystones – a male bearded face to right, a female
head to left. 5 windows, one in each projection. Has probably been 2
houses with 2 doorways on ground floor, one blocked, also right hand window.
Doorway – good Adam type door cam with dentilled pediment. Fanlight.
Door 6 flush panels. mnelled reveals. Sash windows with glazing bars.
Stone band at first floor level, brick dentil string at second. Hipped
Source: British Listed Buildings.
Whether they are really Mr. & Mrs. or not remains a mystery. However as Shaw Taylor used to say, Someone out there must know who they are…… Sadly, it isn’t me. Can you help?