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The Old Ticket Office Including Steps, Wall and Railings Adjoining East

A Grade II Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4298 / 50°25'47"N

Longitude: -3.6915 / 3°41'29"W

OS Eastings: 279958

OS Northings: 60254

OS Grid: SX799602

Mapcode National: GBR QL.MCBX

Mapcode Global: FRA 374X.KP4

Entry Name: The Old Ticket Office Including Steps, Wall and Railings Adjoining East

Listing Date: 30 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237074

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428282

Location: Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Totnes

Built-Up Area: Totnes

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Totnes St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX 7960 TOTNES LEECHWELL STREET

3/241 'The Old Ticket Office'
including steps, wall and
- railings adjoining east
GV
II

Former market house, locally known as the 'Old Ticket Office'. Late C19. Stone
rubble with red brick dressings. Pyramidical tiled roof with terracotta
finial. Red brick chimney at south west corner with bracketed cornice and
louvre pot. Plan - 1 square room. Exterior: 1 storey. Doorway on the west
side (facing Sheep Market), window in each of the other 3 sides. All have
segmental headed ovolo-moulded red brick surrounds. At the base of north wall
(facing the Lamb) is a similar round-arched recess containing a public tap, this
being protected by an iron cage. On the east side is a yellow terracotta plat-
form or seat flanked on the left by a stone pier with red brick dressings.
Above is a wooden canopy with shaped fringe; this is continued round the south
side but without the fringe. Also on the south side is a yellow brick pave-
ment. On the east, the building is approached from Leechwell Street by a long,
shallow flight of granite faced steps. At either side, a stone rubble wall. At
the top of the left side a chamfered red brick pier with bracketed cap. At
bottom of right side, an old gate post made of a single piece of granite.
Boundary wall to Leechwell Street of squared limestone rubble. Iron railing on
top with fleur-de-lis finials to the uprights - this continuing up the left side
of the steps. The sheep market is believed to have been established on this
site in 1677, but the 1:500 OS map of 1887 shows a house on the Leechwell Street
frontage. Presumably, this was demolished later in C19 and the market house
built on what had been its garden.


Listing NGR: SX7995860254

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