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Sewer Ventilation Pipe Opposite Entrance to Torrington Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0149 / 51°0'53"N

Longitude: -4.202 / 4°12'7"W

OS Eastings: 245638

OS Northings: 126252

OS Grid: SS456262

Mapcode National: GBR KJ.JCBS

Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.JSZ

Plus Code: 9C3Q2Q7X+X6

Entry Name: Sewer Ventilation Pipe Opposite Entrance to Torrington Lane

Listing Date: 4 February 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282903

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375955

Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bideford

Built-Up Area: Bideford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bideford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


842-1/7/268 (West side)
04/02/91 Sewer ventilation pipe opposite
entrance to Torrington Lane


Sewer ventilation pipe. Probably 1901-2. Engineer was Baldwin
Latham of Parliament Manisons, Victoria Street, Westminster;
contractor E Ellis of Bideford. Tall iron pipe designed to
resemble a Classical column with pedestal, moulded base and
enriched capital; halfway up, a moulded band disguising a
joint. On top of the capital is an ornate arrow pointing south
to indicate the line of the sewer. This in turn is surmounted
by a ball with open lugs facing in all 4 directions. On it
stands a tall finial encircled with a coronet. The shaft is
moulded with the heavily-overpainted name of a Glasgow firm,
which appears to be the same as that on an identical pipe at
the far end of Barnstaple Street (qv). A third pipe of this
type (with no inscription) survives in Ashley Terrace (qv) and
there is a fourth (without the coronet) at the top of High
Street, this being inscribed W. MACFARLANE & CO. GLASGOW. This
pipe and the one at the end of Barnstaple Street probably date
from the re-laying of the East-the-Water sewers in 1901-2.

Listing NGR: SS4563826252

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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