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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025282
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387254
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
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
SX874510 FOSS STREET
673-1/8/134 (West side)
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;
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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