High Street, Southern End

The southern end of the High Street dates mainly from the opening of the railway in 1848. It was originally mostly private houses, but later on from the 1890s shop fronts were gradually added. Robinson Road and much of the southern end of the High Street was demolished in 2002 to make way for new development, including an ASDA store.

Please note that the lists below are largely based on directories for 1913, 1924, 1938 and 1951, Goad plans for 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1986, 1998, 2006 and 2012 and later personal surveys, and consequently are incomplete.
2-4 High Street
2 High Street
Edwin Seaman Hibbs & Son, Bakers (1913)
Castle & Co., Wine & Spirit Merchants (1924)
Newport Bros., Bakers (1924)
J. Leslie Bridger, Ophthalmic Optician (1938)
Horley District Gas Co./South Eastern Gas Board (1938-1951)
Louise Simmonds; Simmonds, Ladies Hairdresser (1938-1968)
A Way A Head, Mens & Ladies Hairdresser (1980)
Emilio of Rome, Ladies Hairdresser (1972-1976)
Taj Mahal, Indian Restaurant (1986-)
4 High Street
Charles Henry Cove, Greengrocer (1913)
Newport Bros., Fruiterers & Greengrocers (1924)
Percy Snelling, Printer (1938-1951)
Crawley & District Observer, Newspaper (1956)
Vacant (1968)
Taj Mahal, Indian Restaurant (1968-)

Hammer Yard

London House, 6-10 High Street

6 High Street
Burton & Son, Butchers (1913)
Edward C. Chipperton, Butchers (1924)
Crawley and Ifield Co-operative Society (1929)
Henley's Café (1951)
Phyllis Braiden, Ladies Wear (1968-1976)
Genevieve, Ladies Wear (1980)
Alexander Hoskin, Estate Agent (1986)
Choices, Estate Agent (1998)
8 High Street
William White, Draper (1913-1951)
L. McGrath, Optician (1968)
Inglis & Roffey, Optician (1972-1998)
8a High Street
Crawley Stamps, Philatelist (1968-1972)
Vacant (1976)
Lobby Two, Mens Hairdresser (1980)
Aristocuts, Hairdresser (1986)
Vacant (1998)
10 High Street
William White, Draper (1913-1951)
Midland Bank (1968)
Forward Trust Ltd, Offices (1972)
Summit Audio Systems Ltd, Hi-Fi (1976)
Connells, Estate Agent (1980-1986)
Vacant (1998)


12 High Street

Otherwise known as Crawley Wool Shop, and including a small lending library, E.F. Hobley, Stationer, Bookseller and Newsagent, occupied No. 12 in the 1920s. In the late 1950s it became Kales, run by the two Misses Standen; one in charge of confectionery on one side of the shop and the other wool and cottons on the other side.

Martha Phillips, Fancy Repository (1913)
Edgar F. Hobley, Stationer (1924)
Alfred George Kale, Wool Repository / Bookseller, Confectioners (1938-1951)
C.G.F. Atfield, Heating Equipment & Plumbing (1968)
Roma Covers, Drapers (1972)
P. James Associates, Estate Agents (1976)
Turner Rudge Turner, Estate Agent (1980-1986)
Vacant (1998)


14 High Street

London, County & Westminster Bank, Manager J.L.D. Partridge (1913)
Westminster Bank, Manager 1924 Ernest Martin Cloke, Manager 1938 Ewart Paul Annetts (1924-1951)
Hobart Services, Catering Equipment (1968-1980)
Computer World, Computers (1986)
Vacant (1998)


Vine Cottage, 16-24 High Street

Vine Cottage comprises three buildings which were once a farmhouse. It was probably built in the early 17th century, with a larger extension added later. Mark Lemon, editor of Punch, lived there between 1858 and 1870. Vine Cottage was demolished in 1995 to make way for the High Street relief road.


16 High Street
Gilbert Stringer Wilson, Family Grocer, Wine, Spirit & Provision Merchant (1913)
Ernest Blackham, Dentist (1938)
Forrest Stores - Grocers; Forests Stores (1938-1951)
H.H. Stockdale Ross, Raymond Stockdale Ross, Ross & Son, Solicitors (1938-1951)
Sutton & Bufton, Dentists (1938)
Crawley Employment Agency (1968-1976)
Personell Selection, Employment Agency (1980)
Mann & Co, Estate Agent (1986)
18 High Street
Harry Charman, Clothier (1913-1924)
Martin & Claude Fogden, Clothiers, Tailors and Outfitters (1938-1951)
A.J. Batten, Baker (1968)
Vacant (1976)
William Hill, Betting Office (1980-1986)
20 High Street
International Tea Co.'s Stores Ltd. (1913-1951)
Ringleaders of London, Footwear (1968)
Boot Hill, Footwear (1976)
? (Stickley Commercial) (1980)
Gene, Ladies & Mens Wear (1980)
Abracadabra, Hair & Beauty (1986)
Klocke Kitchens (1986)
22 High Street
Hy. Clement Pace, Boot and Shoe Dealer (1913-1924)
E. Banks & Sons, Outfitters (1938)
G. Mence Smith. Ltd. (1951)
The Sea Chef, Fish Restaurant (1968-1980)
Sparks Hamburgers, Fast Food (1986)
24 High Street
Hy. Clement Pace, Outfitter (1913-1924)
E. Banks & Sons, Outfitters (1938)
G. Mence Smith. Ltd. (1951)


Robinson House, 6-14 High Street
Robinson House, 8-10 High Street
Appartments
Unit 3
Vacant (2006)
Shin Mai, Chinese Restaurant (2006-2013)
Mo Lin, Chinese Restaurant (2013-)
Unit 2
Lusso, Restaurant (2006)
Bar Voi (2012)
Panda Yummy Noodle Bar (2013)
My Thai, Thai Restaurant(2014-2015)
Lemongrass, Thai Restaurant (2015-)
Unit 1
Cubana, Restaurant (2006)
Gosto Fino, Cafe and Restaurant; Tapas Bar (2012-2015)
Leo's Tapas, Mediterranean Restaurant (2015-)

The Cabin

The Cabin, adjacent to Crawley Railway Station, sold sweets and cigarettes. It was removed along with the station in 1968.



1-3 High Street
1 High Street
Henry J. Sadler, Chemist (1920-1962)
Crombie & Sadler, Chemist (1968-1986)
Cubitt and West, Estate Agent (1998)
Private Shop, Aldult Products (2006-2018)
Vacant (2018-)
3 High Street
Linford's Stores, Wine & Spirit Merchants (1913)
Castle & Co., Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants/Off Licence (1938-1968)
Hoover Service, Electrical Goods (1972)
P.R. Dyer, Electrical Goods (1976-1986)
Bedrock Musical Exchange, Musical Instruments (1998-2006)
Acu-Herb Chinese Consultant, Acupuncture and Herbal Remedy (2012-)

5-7 High Street
5 High Street
Archie Edward Taylor, Boot Maker (1913-1924)
Mulholland & Tedd, Boot Dealers (1938 )
C. Towner, Boot Repairers (1938)
Mullhollands, Foot Fitters (1951)
Vacant (1968)
Mala, Furniture (1972)
County Valuer & Land Agent (1976)
Phoenix Homes, Estate Agent (1986-)
Andrew Hunt, Estate Agent (1998-)
7 High Street
Hy. Clement Pace, Draper (1913-1924)
Wilfred T. Dean, Domestic Stores (1938)
S. C. Withers, Radio, Records, Television (1951)
Holmes & Cole, Mens Tailor (1968)
Crawley Aquarium, Pets (1972-1976)
Vacant (1986)
Vacant (1998)
Taylor Robinson, Admin Departement, Estate Agent (2006)
Imli, Indian and Nepalese Restaurant (2007)
Seven Spices, Indian Restaurant (2007)
Da Peppino, Italian Restaurant (2011-2012))
Taormina, Italian Restaurant (2012-)

9 High Street
Crawley & District Directory & Almanack (1913)
Albert Edward Willett, Printer, Stationer, Publisher, Bookseller & Fancy Repository, Bookbinders (1913-1951)
The Crawley Courier (1956)
Crawley Stationers, Office Equipment, Stationery (1968)
Charles Clarke, Office Equipment, Stationery (1972-1976)
Vacant (1986)


11-13 High Street

The original building was demolished and replaced with the new Post Office, which opened in 1928. The building was occupied by the Paymaster General's Office between October 1964 and August 1968 before moving into their new building in Russell Way.


11 High Street
E.C. Titcomb, Auctioneers, Surveyors, Valuers, House, Land and Estate Agents (1913)
H.H. Stockdale Ross, Solicitor & Comissioner for Oaths (1924)
C.F. Taylor & Co., Auctioneers, Surveyors, Valuers & Estate Agents (1924)
Post Office (1928-1959)
Paymaster General's Office (1964-1968)
Post Office, Offices (1976-1986)
13 High Street
George Francis Hampton Banks, Architect (1913)
Post Office (1928-1959)
Paymaster General's Office (1964-1968)
Post Office, Offices (1976-1986)


15-25 High Street

In 1958 the two rows of shops were demolished to widen the road and create a roundabout.

15 High Street
Marie Bradbury, Hair Dresser (1913)
Alfred George Kale, Tobacconist / Tobacconists, Hairdressers (1924-1951)
17 High Street
George Tizard, George Tizard & Son, Watch Maker 17 (1913-1938)
Horsham Dry Cleaners (1951)
19 High Street
Stephen Simmins & Son, Ironmongers &c. (1913-1924)
Lucas Bros., Stationers, Newsagents, Toy Dealers, Confectioners, Tobacconists & Circulating Library (1938)
W. H. Smith & Son, Booksellers and Stationers (1951-1956)
21 High Street
David Stokes, Draper (1913)
Emmeline Crisp, Draper (1924)
William Taylor Williams, Draper (1938)
Crawley and District Co-op. Society (1951)
23 High Street
Brooks & Co., Sydney Henry, Confectioners (1913-1924)
William Taylor Williams, Draper (1938)
Crawley and District Co-op. Society (1951)
25 High Street
John Wilkins, Butcher (1913-1938)
Crawley and District Co-op. Society (1951)


Portland House, 25 High Street
Barclaycard Services (2006)