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5 5a, Guildhall Yard

A Grade II Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4321 / 50°25'55"N

Longitude: -3.6873 / 3°41'14"W

OS Eastings: 280256

OS Northings: 60494

OS Grid: SX802604

Mapcode National: GBR QM.T6D9

Mapcode Global: FRA 375X.796

Plus Code: 9C2RC8J7+R3

Entry Name: 5 5a, Guildhall Yard

Listing Date: 16 March 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426817

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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Nos 5 and 5A
SX 8060 NW 1/178
SX 8060 SW 1/178


Formerly part of the Priory of St Mary (see the Guildhall) comprising a vaulted
undercroft with loops on the north side, possibly the remains of the Prior's lodging.
After the Dissolution a Grammar School was established in 1553 in a single long
room over the undercroft. The school was reconstructed in 1630 on 2 levels; a writing
school with a grammar school above. The school remained here until 1887 when it
moved to No 36 Fore Street (qv); the building was subsequently remodelled and the
undercroft vault removed. 2 storeys and basement. Originally 4 window bays.
Welsh slate roof with gabled belfry at west end. Random Devonian limestone rubble.
Openings altered, but 1st floor windows retain stone hood moulds. Modern external
staircase to 1st floor flat. (M Laithwaite).

Listing NGR: SX8025660494

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