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5, Foss Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3518 / 50°21'6"N

Longitude: -3.5797 / 3°34'46"W

OS Eastings: 287712

OS Northings: 51406

OS Grid: SX877514

Mapcode National: GBR QS.R9Y7

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.F7K

Plus Code: 9C2R9C2C+P4

Entry Name: 5, Foss Street

Listing Date: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025282

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387254

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Shop with house above. Probably late C18, possible older
origins, some late C19 and C20 modernisation. Mixed
construction; stone rubble with plastered timber-framed front;
right end stack with tall rendered chimneyshaft and old pots;
slate roof.
PLAN: One room wide and 2 rooms deep with passage to left.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 2-window range. Plaster front lightly
blocked out as ashlar. Late C19 timber shop front with minor
C20 alterations, 2 plate-glass lights divided by a slender
central glazing bar with doorway to left containing double
bottom-panelled glazed doors under plain overlight. House
doorway, recessed to left, contains 6-panel door also under
plain overlight. Plain fascia. Sash windows without glazing
bars. Plain eaves to roof between taller adjoining buildings.
INTERIOR: Exposed joinery is C19, eg. stick-baluster stair and
panelled doors. No exposed carpentry. The dropped levels of
the ground and first floors suggest that the structure may be
older than the C19.
HISTORY: Foss Street follows the line of a medieval dyke which
dammed a tidal creek and included a tidal mill. The mill pool
was filled in and developed around 1820-30, although houses
were built along the Foss from the C17 onwards.

Listing NGR: SX8771051405

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