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Latitude: 50.3523 / 50°21'8"N
Longitude: -3.5797 / 3°34'46"W
OS Eastings: 287714
OS Northings: 51462
OS Grid: SX877514
Mapcode National: GBR QS.R9Y1
Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.F8F
Entry Name: 20, Foss Street
Listing Date: 23 October 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1209498
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387263
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Dartmouth
Built-Up Area: Dartmouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX874510 FOSS STREET
673-1/8/143 (East side)
Shop with house above, rear block has flats above the shop.
Rear block is probably C17 with C19 alterations; front block
probably has C17 core and is older than late C19 front, some
C20 modernisation. Mixed construction; main window fronts are
of plastered timber-framing, others are of stone rubble; stack
in party wall with rendered chimneyshafts and some old pots;
PLAN: Front block house 2 rooms deep. Rear block was
originally one or 2 rooms each floor. Layout altered C19 and
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, rear block with attics. Late C19
two-window front. Partly-modernised timber shop front with
recessed central doorway, now open under plain overlight to
central passage back to C20 doorway. Fascia with large
ornamental end brackets and moulded cornice with cast-iron
crest which is carried round base of first-floor oriel window,
canted with moulded timber cornice and containing large front
horned 4-pane sash window; 2 smaller sashes on second floor.
Plain eaves to hipped roof. Rear block faces north with
irregular fenestration; some undistinguished C20 casements but
also several C19 twelve-pane sashes (including a row of 3 at
first-floor level), pair of 3/6-pane sashes at second-floor
level and gable has an 8-pane sash. The rear of the
front-block side wall also contains 12-pane sashes to the
INTERIOR: Most of the ground floor shows the results of C19
and C20 modernisations, but the rear of the right shop is
under the rear block and here joists of large scantling and
C17 appearance are exposed.
HISTORY: Foss Street marks the line of a medieval dam, which
included a tidal mill. The mill pool was filled in and
developed around 1820-1830, although houses were built along
the Foss from the C17 onwards.
Listing NGR: SX8771451462
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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