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Warehouse Adjoining to Rear of No 153

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7214 / 50°43'17"N

Longitude: -3.5348 / 3°32'5"W

OS Eastings: 291754

OS Northings: 92434

OS Grid: SX917924

Mapcode National: GBR P0.Q4VQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37H5.DQY

Entry Name: Warehouse Adjoining to Rear of No 153

Listing Date: 3 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224579

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420690

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX4

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Town: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: St David's

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Central Exeter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:

FORE STREET
SX 9192 SE
(west side)
871/5/10003 Warehouse adjoining to
rear of No 153
GV II

Warehouse. Mid-late C17 with various C19 alterations. Mostly brick,
some on stone rubble footings; some timber framing (either brick
nogged or weatherboarded). Slate roof. Exterior: The original front
(the long south-west side) now lies behind a C20 shed. The ground
floor level is probably C19, it is brick with some stone rubble in the
left bay. This masonry butt joins the original brick of the left
gable end wall. The first floor level is a C19 timber frame of
slender scantling, some of it brick nogged and the right end is
weatherboarded. The other two remaining outer walls are of original
C17 brick up to eaves level, the left end wall on stone rubble
footings. The brick is not laid to a regular bond. There is a
discontinuous platband above first floor level. The left end wall has
a central window on each floor, the lower C19 window is shuttered, the
upper one a pivoting casement with glazing bars. The gable is C19;
a brick-nogged timber frame. The back wall has an inserted doorway
on the ground floor and a loading hatch door on the first floor.
Interior: The basic original carpentry is well-preserved. The first
floor is three bays carried on roughly chamfered crossbeams. Most of
the plain joists are original except for the bay adjoining the back
block. The red brick floor is C19. The roof is 3½ bays (originally
4) and is carried on side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with dovetail-
shaped lap-jointed collars fixed by oak pegs augmented by (possible
secondary) iron spikes. The purlins and boarded roof are C19 and
follow a slightly lower pitch than the original. This warehouse is
an important survival from the height of Exeter's mercantile wealth.
It may always have been a warehouse but its putative open front
suggest it had some specific industrial purpose. If it were open
originally, it would have looked much like a linhay. The chief
industry of seventeenth-century Exeter was the wool trade and the
building may have been associated with the storage of wool or cloth.


Listing NGR: SX9175492434

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

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