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Tower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0207 / 51°1'14"N

Longitude: -4.2089 / 4°12'31"W

OS Eastings: 245172

OS Northings: 126913

OS Grid: SS451269

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.HX6C

Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.23R

Entry Name: Tower House

Listing Date: 19 March 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375942

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


842-1/5/241 (South side)
19/03/73 No.26
Tower House


Large house, now offices. Mid C19. Solid rendered walls. Roof
not visible from street. 3 storeys with high semi-basement;
4-storeyed Italianate tower at south end. The house projects
so as to block off almost the whole west end of the street.
Main front, facing east, is of 3-window range with large
canted bay projecting from right gable wall. Across most of
the ground storey is a glazed porch with Doric pilasters and
bracketed cornice approached by balustraded flight of steps.
Above it in second storey a 3-light window with panelled
pilasters; cornice on 4 consoles, this developed into a
shallow segmental pediment over the centre. Tower has similar
single-light window with triangular pediment in second storey.
Top storey has 3 narrow round-arched windows and above them an
oval unglazed opening with triple keystones both at the top
and on the sides. Bracketed eaves cornice and low pyramidal
roof. Bay window to right has windows with moulded architraves
in ground and second storeys, those in second storey
round-arched with triple-keystones. INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing NGR: SS4517226913

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