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65, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.018 / 51°1'4"N

Longitude: -4.2076 / 4°12'27"W

OS Eastings: 245256

OS Northings: 126614

OS Grid: SS452266

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J3YD

Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.8M6

Entry Name: 65, High Street

Listing Date: 8 November 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375836

Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Bideford

Built-Up Area: Bideford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bideford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


842-1/5/125 (North side)
08/11/49 No.65


House, now offices. Late C18; the left rear wing possibly
earlier. Painted brick front and left side-wall on stone
ashlar bases; rendered at rear. Hipped slate roof with late
C19 crested red ridge-tiles. Chimney on each gable-wall, old
red brick to right, rendered to left. 4-square plan with
central passage to rear stair compartment, the rear rooms
projecting as short wings; the left rear room is a storey
lower than the rest, suggesting that it survives from an
earlier building on the site.
3 storeys with basement; left rear room 2-storeyed. 3-window
range, the outer windows wider than that in the centre.
Doorway in middle of ground storey approached by a flight of 5
old stone steps with original patterned iron guard-rails
sweeping outwards at the bottom; shoescraper to left;
6-panelled door with knocker, the 2 bottom panels flush, with
matching panelled reveals and cobweb fanlight; at either side,
fluted Doric pilasters supporting entablature with bracketed
cornice. Adjoining windows are canted bays with lean-to slated
roofs; 6-paned sashes, entablatures matching doorcase.
Upper-storey windows have slightly curved brick arches and
barred sashes; 6 over 6 panes in second storey, 3 over 6 in
third storey, the outer windows with side-sashes one pane
wide. Moulded board below the eaves.
INTERIOR: entrance-passage has plain dado with moulded rail
and skirting; panelled doors with raised moulding on the
panels. Open-well wooden staircase with shaped step-ends and
thin, scratch-moulded square balusters; handrail ramped up
over column-newels and voluted at foot of stair. Left
ground-floor front room has original wooden chimneypiece with
metal ornaments; simple white marble chimneypiece in room to
right. Barred sashes in rear wall, including tall,
round-arched stair window with cobweb glazing in the head.

Listing NGR: SS4525626614

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