118 High Street Harrold
118 High Street in 1962 [Z53/54/34]
118 High Street, was listed by the former Department of Environment as Grade II (of special interest). A first floor plaque ascribes its building to John Farey in 1721. It is, like most of the older buildings in Harrold, of coursed limestone rubble; it has a slate roof and comprises two storeys.
118 High Street in May 2008
In 1927 property in Harrold was valued under the Rating Valuation Act of 1925; every piece of land and building in the country had to be valued to determine the rates to be paid upon it. The valuer visiting 118 High Street [DV1/C70/59] noted that William Thompson was both owner and occupier, he was a watch and clock repairer and the premises comprised a shop ["clocks"], a living room and a pantry downstairs; there were two bedrooms upstairs. Outside stood a "good" store barn, and a "small" garden; water came from a well. The valuer remarked: "Very poor" and "shop very dark".