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2 and 3, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Holsworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8106 / 50°48'38"N

Longitude: -4.3528 / 4°21'10"W

OS Eastings: 234331

OS Northings: 103864

OS Grid: SS343038

Mapcode National: GBR KB.Y93M

Mapcode Global: FRA 16SY.D23

Plus Code: 9C2QRJ6W+6V

Entry Name: 2 and 3, High Street

Listing Date: 18 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104944

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91940

Location: Holsworthy, Torridge, Devon, EX22

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Holsworthy

Built-Up Area: Holsworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holsworthy St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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16/68 Nos 2 and 3


Shops with offices. Late C19. Brick or rendered brickwork, some stone dressings, slate
roofs. A group of three (now 2) Italiante shops with offices or accommodation above, set
to the curve of the street, with back wings containing very narrow light well. In 3
storeys plus attic; at ground floor are 3 shop fronts in simple detail with plate glass,
that to No 3 (House of Hair) far right retaining 4 vertical panes and set-back door with
large transom light. Divided by stone pilaster strips with horizontal grooving and
decorative foliated caps carrying pair of brackets in continuous fascia below moulded
continuous cornice topped by good decorative cast-iron balustrade. Each of 3 fronts
has two pairs of windows at first and second floor with moulded architrave and decorative
bay to arched heads carried on bracket capitals at responds and central detached
colonnette. Pilaster bands carry through to cornice blocking and parapet with moulded
cill band to second floor. Central to middle, curved unit a raised section supported by
scrolls and containing pair of small arched lights to each side unit and 2 round-headed
dormers. No 2 (Pretty Maid) is rendered at the front. Plain gable returns plate glass
sashes in set-backs to light wells. Broad brick stack at north end of No. 3.

A vigorous and little altered late Victorian composition holding an important position
at a street junction and near the church, opposite No 3 North Road (qv) in similar style.

Listing NGR: SS3433103864

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