The wonderful photograph above © Petehem was taken from the top of the Marks and Spencer building on the corner with the High Street and Queen Street and captures like few others the atmosphere and visual appearance of the pre-war city. It's one of the relatively few areas of the city centre where you can point a camera and capture a wide urban landscape without seeing post-war intrusions.
All the buildings have had individual posts written about them and are from left to right as follows:
- No. 39 (17th century timber-frame core)
- No. 40 (17th century timber-frame core with an early brick facade)
- Nos. 41 & 42 (built as a pair, mid-16th century with medieval cellars)
- Nos. 43, 44 & 45 (all mid-to-late 16th century with much-altered facades)
- Nos. 46 & 47 (early-to-mid 16th century)