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32, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4315 / 50°25'53"N

Longitude: -3.6887 / 3°41'19"W

OS Eastings: 280160

OS Northings: 60435

OS Grid: SX801604

Mapcode National: GBR QM.T61J

Mapcode Global: FRA 375X.6ST

Plus Code: 9C2RC8J6+JG

Entry Name: 32, High Street

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427320

Location: Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

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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No 32
SX 8060 SW 1/55A 7.1.52.


Late C18 front to merchant's house of circa 1560, built by Richard Brooking, Mayor
in 1577. Shown since circa 1500 as the Mayor's house. "Une maison a deux corps
de batiments" type with ruins of former kitchen block at rear. 3 storeys. 2 paired
windows to 1st floor. Hipped Welsh slate roof. Plaster front. Dentil eaves cornice.
Architraved sash windows with glazing bars; 1 window to 2nd floor. Interesting
interior which retains in ground floor rear room C14 or C15, granite open fireplace
of former hall of medieval building; corbelled hood carried on simplified pilasters;
hood with carved central star and shield motif; mantle carried round to form sconce
brackets (of similar fireplace at Nos 43/45 High Street). Same room has plaster
frieze with foliated decoration, and plaster ceiling of circa 1560 with ribwork
enriched with rosette and fleur-de-lis motifs; fine oak panelling dated 1577 moved
from upstairs. 1st floor front room with cornice and fret decoration in frieze
panels. Late C17 open staircase, inserted into end of Elizabethan ground floor rear
room (former parlour), with closed string, turned balusters and square newels surmounted
by ball finials. 1st floor front room (former fore-hall) with plaster ceiling enriched
with ribwork, rosettes and pendants; plaster frieze with foliated decoration. Grade
II* for internal features. (M. Laithwaite).

Listing NGR: SX8016060434

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