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Heavitree Arms

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0188 / 51°1'7"N

Longitude: -4.2063 / 4°12'22"W

OS Eastings: 245348

OS Northings: 126692

OS Grid: SS453266

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J489

Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.93J

Entry Name: Heavitree Arms

Listing Date: 19 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375887

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


842-1/5/183 (South West side)
Heavitree Arms


Public House. Early or mid C19 (or basically perhaps earlier),
remodelled mid-to-late C19. Solid rendered fronts. Tarred
slate roofs. Old red-brick chimney to right of Mill Street
range, and 2 more on ridge of rear wing along Lower Gunstone;
all but the rear-most chimney on the wing have rebuilt caps.
Late C19 or early C20 red-brick chimney on right side-wall of
Mill Street range and another on front roof-slope to Lower
Gunstone, above the front wall.
2 storeys; 2-window range to Mill Street, 5 to Lower Gunstone.
On the splayed corner, bar-entrance and flanking windows of
considerable quality. Entrance has flanking pilasters that
rise to an entablature extending over the windows at either
side. Three-quarter-glazed double-doors, the bottom parts with
solid moulded panels, the upper parts with 3 panes each; at
either side an inward-facing pilaster, and above a
heavily-moulded panelled lintel.
Windows are of 4 mullioned-and-transomed lights, flanked by
panelled pilasters and with patterned bases of red and cream
brick. Upper lights are round-headed, the spandrels pierced
with trefoils; inscribed in patterned frosted glass are the
words: AGENT FOR BAKERS HEAVITREE ALES (to Mill Street) and:
WINES SPIRITS BOTTLED ALES (to Lower Gunstone). Entablature
has enriched panelled, bracketed blocks flanking the 3
sections of cornice above entrance and windows, and beneath
the cornice are brackets of an unusual design linked by
bead-and-reel mouldings. The window above the entrance has
flanking pilasters with paired brackets at the top, beneath
the eaves-cornice; 2-light wood casement in the lower part,
each light of 2 panes, with 2-paned fixed sash above.
Two 6-panelled doors in Lower Gunstone front, that to right
with 2 flush panels at the bottom and lion-head knocker above,
that to left with the 4 upper panels now glazed. Windows
mostly have sashes in recessed box-frames.
Mill Street front has 2-paned sashes to right of ground storey
and 6-paned ones above; blind window to left of upper storey.
Lower Gunstone front has plain sashes, with horns in left-hand
ground-storey windows; second ground-storey window from left
has C20 wood frame. Boxed wooden eaves-cornice round both
INTERIOR not inspected, apart from the (altered) bars.

Listing NGR: SS4534826692

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