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1, COOPER STREET (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0189 / 51°1'7"N

Longitude: -4.206 / 4°12'21"W

OS Eastings: 245371

OS Northings: 126702

OS Grid: SS453267

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J4BG

Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.97W

Entry Name: 1, COOPER STREET (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 19 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208724

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375797

Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

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


842-1/5/81 (North side)


Includes: Nos.53, 54 AND 55 MILL STREET.
Shops with offices and living accommodation above. Mid C19.
Solid rendered walls. Slate roof, No 53 Mill Street with
perforated crested red ridge-tiles; No 1 Cooper Street has an
added garret with corrugated-iron roof. The Mill Street range
has 2 stone-rubble chimneys with flat projecting caps, set on
the ridge over the party-walls; red-brick chimney (probably
later) on ridge of Cooper Street range.
3 storeys, with added garret over Cooper Street range. Fronts
of 2 wide bays to Cooper Street and 3 narrower ones to Mill
Street, the bays flanked and separated in the upper storeys by
pilasters standing on a sill-band beneath the second-storey
windows; paired pilasters adjoining the rounded corner.
Towards Cooper Street the ground storey is rusticated, with no
division between the bays, although there is a pilaster-strip
at the right-hand end. Segmental-headed doorway to No 1, with
grey stone doorstep; half-glazed door with solid moulded panel
below and glazing with margin-panes above, the deep fanlight
also with margin-panes framing a round centre panel.
To right, a shop front flanked by pilasters having incised
Greek decoration on the shafts and foliated capitals;
entablature with dentilled architrave, the cornice
eccentrically supported above the pilasters by shaped
brackets. Late C20 aluminium-framed display window. To left of
doorway a flat-headed domestic window with voussoirs incised
in the render; plain wooden frame with transom.
On the corner a shop front (No 55 Mill Street) with display
windows facing both Cooper Street and Mill Street: pilaster at
either end, columns flanking recessed doorway on the splayed
corner; entablature above, the frieze decorated with raised
panels having a pair of guttae below them; display windows
with transom-lights and turned glazing-bars; glazed double
shop-doors with solid moulded panels at the bottom; doorstep
inscribed REED'S CAFE. No 54 has a good C20 shop front with
bowed display windows.
No 53 has an original shop front with pilasters matching those
in Cooper Street; entablature flanked by the same sort of
shaped bracket; display window altered, but an older
triple-shafted column supports the lintel; glazed shop door to
left, with solid moulded bottom panel.
In the upper storeys the right-hand bay to Cooper Street has 3
segmental-headed windows in each storey, the middle ones wider
than those on the outside and emphasised by a small triangular
gable with moulded and modillioned bargeboards, breaking the
line of the eaves-cornice. Windows in the other bays are
generally flat-headed with narrow recessed surrounds.
Second-storey window at No 54 differs in being a canted wooden
bay, probably added in late C19; flanking it are raised
rectangular-shaped panels, these flanked in turn by narrow
pilasters supporting a moulded cornice.
Windows all have barred sashes: 8-paned at No 1 Cooper Street,
6-paned elsewhere, except that the upper sashes in the
third-storey windows at Nos 53-55 Mill Street are 3-paned; the
side-windows at No 1 Cooper Street and the side-lights in the
bay window at No 54 Mill Street are 2-paned.
Narrow entablature with modillioned cornice at eaves-level
round both fronts, except that the cornice is missing at Nos 1
Cooper Street and 55 Mill Street.
INTERIOR not inspected, except that in 1988 No 1 Cooper Street
had an original wooden staircase rising to first floor: cut
strings with shaped step-ends, thin square balusters, each
pair linked by horizontal bars, rounded handrail dipping at
the bottom to form a scroll above a low, lily-patterned iron
newel. In ground storey the stair compartment had a groined
ceiling, finished at the rear with an elliptical arch
springing from moulded imposts. At first-floor landing a
round-headed window with horizontal glazing-bars and
margin-panes containing red and blue glass.

Listing NGR: SS4537126702

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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