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The Gannet Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.018 / 51°1'4"N

Longitude: -4.2069 / 4°12'24"W

OS Eastings: 245304

OS Northings: 126609

OS Grid: SS453266

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J432

Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.8WZ

Entry Name: The Gannet Public House

Listing Date: 19 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200910

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375841

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


842-1/5/130 (North side)
The Gannet Public House


Wine merchant's shop, now Public House. c1884-5; possibly by A
Thorne. Coursed stone rubble with details in red sandstone;
ground storey painted. Tarred slate roof. Red-brick chimney,
with moulded top cornice, on left side-wall. Eclectic Queen
Anne style, with Early Renaissance details to symmetrical
3 storeys with garret; 3-window range. Ground storey arranged
in 4 bays with pilasters between and at either end. Each
contains a round-arched opening with moulded archivolt
springing from square half-columns and having a fluted
keystone; above the pilasters is a deep entablature, at each
end of which is a pedestal carrying a fruit-filled vase in
high relief, the pedestals in turn resting on large foliated
scroll-brackets; the urns are still unpainted. Much of the
detail within the arches appears to have been altered, but the
second arch from the right has a transom-light with coloured
Upper storeys flanked by pilasters, these being linked across
the front between the storeys by an entablature with panelled
frieze. Third-storey pilasters rise to a moulded eaves
Windows have moulded architraves and 2-paned sashes, except
for the middle second-storey window; this takes the form of a
3-light mullioned-and-transomed bow window with panelled,
moulded base and top entablature, the latter surmounted by a
patterned iron railing.
3 dormer gables with flanking pilasters and triangular
pediments: the pilasters are buttressed by scrolls and the
round-arched windows have moulded keystones rising to the
apexes of the pediments; 2-paned sashes; the dormers have
slate-hung sides.
INTERIOR: only partly inspected. Ground-storey bar wholly
altered, apart from some moulded ceiling-cornices.
Entrance-hall to upper storeys, at the left-hand end, has
moulded cornices and floor of patterned coloured tiles. Plain
staircase, but at the top a half-glazed door with coloured
glass and patterned glazing-bars. Included for group value.
(Bideford Weekly Gazette: 23 Sept.: 1884-: P.5; Bideford
Weekly Gazette: 1884-: 4 NOV, P.5; Bideford Weekly Gazette:
1888-: 14 AUG, P.5; Ridley: Illustrated Family Almanack:
1880-: P.33; Kelly's Directories: Kelly's Directory of
Devonshire: 1889-).

Listing NGR: SS4530326622

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