Re: Re: Zap the childrens shop – High Street
The street numbers appear to have been up-dated in the 19th century, but from what I can make out, there were no more than 65 or 66 houses on High Street in the 18th century, which would mean that Mr. Wilson’s Shoemakers premises at no. 64 would have been one of the four High Street houses that we can see in Malton’s view of the Tholsel.
Excepting the corner house on Nicholas Street, these houses were clearly Georgian masked ‘Dutch Billys’ which would accord with the auctioneer’s description of three room on a floor, i.e. front room, back room and return room. Malton incidentally refers to High Street as ‘a very ancient commercial street’.
Of course, somebody has to park a bloody carriage in the way.