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4, Fore Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Silverton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.816 / 50°48'57"N

Longitude: -3.4838 / 3°29'1"W

OS Eastings: 295568

OS Northings: 102877

OS Grid: SS955028

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.XTGZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 36LY.2MG

Entry Name: 4, Fore Street

Listing Date: 5 April 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95437

Location: Silverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Silverton

Built-Up Area: Silverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Silverton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SILVERTON FORE STREET (east side),
SS 90 SE
Silverton
7/252
- No. 4
5.4.66
GV
II*

House forming part of a row that is possibly all of one late medieval build which
includes Nos. 2 - 12. C15 or earlier. Plastered cob with stone footings. Thatched
roof. Probably a variant of the 3-room, cross-passage plan, adapted to fit into sub-
divided medieval tenement site, with hall and service room fronting Fore Street,
front lateral external stack heating hall, with inner room to rear. 2-storeys.
Front: 2-window range, one 2 and one 4-light casement window to first floor, to
either side of stack, two 2-light windows to ground floor, with door immediately to
the right of stack which has 2 pairs of set-offs, stone shaft with moulded cap, and a
brick extension to the shaft. Interior not inspected.
This is a most interesting example of a late-medieval urban plan type which is
discussed by J R L Thorp, "Two Hall Houses in a Late-Medieval Terrace: 8-12 Fore
Street, Silverton", Proc. Devon Archaeological Society, 40, (1982), 171-80.


Listing NGR: SS9556802877

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