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Kingsley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0183 / 51°1'5"N

Longitude: -4.2049 / 4°12'17"W

OS Eastings: 245442

OS Northings: 126641

OS Grid: SS454266

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J4LB

Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.9N5

Entry Name: Kingsley House

Listing Date: 19 March 1973

Last Amended: 19 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209938

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375928

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


BIDEFORD

SS4526 THE QUAY
842-1/5/225 (West side)
19/03/73 Kingsley House
(Formerly Listed as:
THE QUAY
Kingsley Hotel)

GV II

House; later an hotel, now shops, offices and flats. Late C18;
the shops probably early C20. Solid rendered walls. Slate
roof, hipped to left. 2 rebuilt red-brick chimneys on ridge.
Wedge-shaped double-depth plan, filling the angle between The
Quay and King Street.
3 storeys; 4-window range. Round-arched doorway; flanking
Doric pilasters supporting sections of triglphed frieze and an
open, modillioned triangular pediment. Original door, altered,
but with 4 bottom panels in the form of a St Andrew's Cross;
panelled reveals.
Rest of ground storey occupied by 3 early C20 shop-fronts, the
middle one the best with display-windows curved towards a
recessed centre doorway.
Upper storeys have triple-sash windows, except for those over
doorway, which have only one pair of sashes; all have 6-over-6
panes with 4-paned side-sashes. Left side-wall has second and
third-storey windows with 6-paned sashes. Boxed, bracketed
eaves cornice across front and side-walls. Rear wall has tall
round-arched stair window with small-paned glazing; appears to
be a late C20 replica. Most of the other windows have sashes;
2-paned, or in one case 8-paned.
INTERIOR: wooden open-well stair with slender turned balusters
having square necking-pieces; shaped step-ends, handrail
ramped up over column-newels. 6-panelled door at foot of
stair. All front rooms except the left-hand one have moulded
cornices; third room from right has panelled shutters. Middle
shop has C20 plasterwork. The building was in mid C20 the
Kingsley Hotel, which appears to have moved here from No.82
High Street at some date after 1927.
(Cresswell BF: Bideford: 1927-: P.13).


Listing NGR: SS4544226641

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

Description


BIDEFORD

SS4526 THE QUAY
842-1/5/225 (West side)
19/03/73 Kingsley House
(Formerly Listed as:
THE QUAY
Kingsley Hotel)

GV II

House; later an hotel, now shops, offices and flats. Late C18;
the shops probably early C20. Solid rendered walls. Slate
roof, hipped to left. 2 rebuilt red-brick chimneys on ridge.
Wedge-shaped double-depth plan, filling the angle between The
Quay and King Street.
3 storeys; 4-window range. Round-arched doorway; flanking
Doric pilasters supporting sections of triglphed frieze and an
open, modillioned triangular pediment. Original door, altered,
but with 4 bottom panels in the form of a St Andrew's Cross;
panelled reveals.
Rest of ground storey occupied by 3 early C20 shop-fronts, the
middle one the best with display-windows curved towards a
recessed centre doorway.
Upper storeys have triple-sash windows, except for those over
doorway, which have only one pair of sashes; all have 6-over-6
panes with 4-paned side-sashes. Left side-wall has second and
third-storey windows with 6-paned sashes. Boxed, bracketed
eaves cornice across front and side-walls. Rear wall has tall
round-arched stair window with small-paned glazing; appears to
be a late C20 replica. Most of the other windows have sashes;
2-paned, or in one case 8-paned.
INTERIOR: wooden open-well stair with slender turned balusters
having square necking-pieces; shaped step-ends, handrail
ramped up over column-newels. 6-panelled door at foot of
stair. All front rooms except the left-hand one have moulded
cornices; third room from right has panelled shutters. Middle
shop has C20 plasterwork. The building was in mid C20 the
Kingsley Hotel, which appears to have moved here from No.82
High Street at some date after 1927.
(Cresswell BF: Bideford: 1927-: P.13).


Listing NGR: SS4544226641

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