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12, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RC8J6+HV

Entry Name: 12, High Street

Listing Date: 25 March 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427229

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 12
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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