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Latitude: 50.4315 / 50°25'53"N
Longitude: -3.6878 / 3°41'15"W
OS Eastings: 280225
OS Northings: 60428
OS Grid: SX802604
Mapcode National: GBR QM.T697
Mapcode Global: FRA 375X.752
Entry Name: 12, High Street
Listing Date: 25 March 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1264663
English Heritage Legacy ID: 427229
Location: Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
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
5180 HIGH STREET
SX 8060 SW 1/50 25.3.69.
Early C19 refronting of earlier C17 merchant's house of "deux corps de batiments"
type; the separate kitchen block and gallery have been demolished, but traces remain
of the latter in the west party wall. In 1552 the tenement of the church. Circa
1805-77, the residence of the Mitchell family. Doctor Richard Mitchell was a public
orator at Oxford and Head of Magdalen Hall. The South Devon Library was also housed
here. In 1810 part of the premises was the Seven Stars Inn. 3 storeys. 4 windows;
centre-windows paired. Welsh slate roof. Plastered, timber-framed front. Masonry
party walls. Moulded wooden eaves band. Architraved sash windows with glazing
bars. Wooden double shopfront with pilasters carrying entablature with dentil cornice;
shop window and doorway altered. Recessed side entrance with semi-elliptical arched
doorway with radial fanlight and raised and fielded panelling to reveals and door.
Rear facade with hipped slate roof, Devonian limestone rubble front and early C19
2 light sash windows with timber lintols. Interior with good earlier C17 panelled
wall to rear ground floor room with frieze decorated with strapwork and anthemion
motifs. Later C18 staircase with open well, closed strings, turned balusters and
square newels. 1st floor room with panelled dado. (M Laithwaite).
Listing NGR: SX8022560427
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