Dig Street appears to be a corruption of Ditch Street and probably the route of tributary draining into The Henmore. Note how it dog legs over the bridge and then the road continues down a very straight Compton. It has long been commercial with a number of clock makers having businesses there in the Victorian period.
The Cheddar Gorge, 9 Dig Street, was probably built in the late 18th century. However, the shop front is a bit later, early 19th century. Note the two projecting bay windows with narrow pilasters. There is original decorative fanlight over the door. The brick wall down the right hand side of the shop is unusual and rare in the Midlands. It is called Flemish Garden Wall Bond. There are 3 stretchers (long-side of the brick) to every header (end of the brick).
Further information about the 9 Dig Street can be found on the OurAshbourne website http://ourashbourne.co.uk.
A walk around the heritage sites of Ashbourne, including the Cheddar Gorge, can be found in the Ashbourne Treasures Town Heritage Trail, available from the Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre in Town Hall Yard on the Market Place.