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10, 10a and 10b, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4314 / 50°25'52"N

Longitude: -3.6877 / 3°41'15"W

OS Eastings: 280231

OS Northings: 60419

OS Grid: SX802604

Mapcode National: GBR QM.T697

Mapcode Global: FRA 375X.766

Plus Code: 9C2RC8J6+HW

Entry Name: 10, 10a and 10b, High Street

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264676

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427228

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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(South Side)
7.1.52 Nos 10, and 10A
- No 10B
SX 8060 SW 1/49


Early C17 merchant's house of "deux corps de batiments" type, with early-mid C18
and early C19 rear additions. Now in 6 occupations. 3 storeys. 3 windows to 1st
floor. Front and roof remodelled later C19. Welsh slate roof. Gabled front with
bracketed, panelled bargeboards and finial. Timber-framed front with slate hung
2nd floor and jettied attic; panelled treatment to 1st floor with cornice at 2nd
floor level. Masonry party walls. 2 paired C19 transom and mullion windows with
leaded casements to 2nd floor. Early C18 sash windows with leaded casements to
2nd floor. Early C18 sash windows to 1st floor with glazing bars and flanked by
panelled pilasters. Modern shopfront. C18 and early C19 sash window on east return.
Doorway to No 10A on east return with bracketed hood and panelled door. Good interior
with earlier C18 dog-leg staircase with closed string, turned balusters and square
newels. Ground floor, front room (former shop) with chamfered ceiling beam. Ground
floor rear room (former parlour) with original decorated plaster ceiling with ribwork,
moulded beams, cornice and pulvinated frieze with strapwork guilloche; bolection
moulded panelling with fluted pilasters and proto-Ionic caps carrying plaster consoles;
open stone fireplace with original chimneypiece surround removed. 1st floor front
and rear rooms (former fore-hall and hall respectively) with original decorated
plaster ceilings with ribwork, fleur-de-lis and rosette motifs; pulvinated friezes
decorated with strapwork guilloche; early C17 panelling. Mid C18 extension at rear
replacing former small court and kitchen block. 2 storeys. Irregular fenestration.
Welsh slate roof renewed later C19. Rendered masonry walls. Ground floor with
recessed sash windows with glazing bars. Doorway with edge-roll moulding to frame
and old boarded door with wrought iron pegs and cover battens; moulded stone hood.
Interior with mid C18 dog-leg staircase with closed string, turned balusters, square
newels and moulded handrails. Chamfered ceiling beams. Raised and fielded panel
doors. Extension connected at south end to Early C18 cottage (No 10B) with later
extensions and additions. Slate roof with massive old stacks. Thick, coursed,
Devonian limestone rubble walls, partly rendered. South end with slate-hung gable
and early C18 sash window with glazing bars. On west side Gothick window with arched
lights. Elsewhere later C18 and C19 window and door openings. 1st floor entrance
approached by external stone staircase. Interior with early C18 corner chimneypiece
to rear 1st floor room with bolection moulded surround and mantle; Gothick design
to cast iron hob grate. Early C18 dog-leg staircase with closed string, turned
balusters and square newel with ball finials. Early C19 addition attached to east
side of extension. 2 storeys. 1 window. Gabled front. Welsh slate roof. Roughcast
front. 1st floor with Venetian sash window with Gothick arched lights. Ground
floor openings altered. 1st floor room with panelled dado and dentil plaster frieze.

Listing NGR: SX8023160419

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