History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

40, Market Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Devizes, Wiltshire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3527 / 51°21'9"N

Longitude: -1.995 / 1°59'41"W

OS Eastings: 400445

OS Northings: 161509

OS Grid: SU004615

Mapcode National: GBR 2V1.0FX

Mapcode Global: VHB4G.C8PD

Entry Name: 40, Market Place

Listing Date: 9 April 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433327

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Devizes

Built-Up Area: Devizes

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Devizes St John

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Find accommodation in
Devizes

Listing Text

1.
1042 MARKET PLACE
(North East Side)

No 40
SU 0061 3a/110 9.4.54.

II GV


2.
1866. 3 storeys. Bath stone. A symmetrical 'Venetian Gothic' front with
delicate detail and good proportion. Moulded string at 1st floor cill level.
Cornice with freely carved bed mould of foliage ornament on machicolated string.
Slate roof. Flanking chimneys of panelled stone with bracketed cornice heads.
3 arched windows on 3rd floor, architrave surround swept out at foot over
moulded cills on pair of brackets. Each window has a carved keystone and
wrot iron scroll pattern flower guard.
On lst floor - central curved bay with narrow arched windows on curved sides
and 2-light casement in centre with curved corners and flat top. Carved frieze
and spandrels, carved mask keystone, cornice with stone ogee-shaped roof,
fruit basket finial and supporting scrolls carved on main wall face. Window
lights separated by narrow shafts with carved caps, curved and bowl shaped
corbelled apron. Bay flanked by 2 windows, similar design, carved spandrels,
keystones, frieze, cornice and cushion tops. Sides framed by 'Gothic' shafts,
carved caps. String breaks forward over brackets for cill on ground floor
- 4-panel door to left hand with shaped upper panels, plain fanlight, recessed
in arched opening, architrave and carved keystone. Surround of semi-engaged
columns, carved caps, moulded base, supporting gabled canopy with moulded
coping to carved finial. Good modern shop front to right hand, in keeping
with whole. A very interesting front. Interior may be of interest. No glazing
bars.

Nos 29 to 42 (consec) and The Market Hall form a group.


Listing NGR: SU0044561509

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.