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Latitude: 51.0153 / 51°0'55"N
Longitude: -4.2069 / 4°12'24"W
OS Eastings: 245292
OS Northings: 126312
OS Grid: SS452263
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.JB2Y
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.GVZ
Entry Name: 7-15, Meddon Street
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282930
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375879
Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39
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
SS4526 MEDDON STREET
842-1/6/171 (South side)
Range of houses and shop of one build, likely to have been a
single house originally; now rearranged as 3 separate
dwellings. Probably mid C17.
Solid rendered walls with faint traces of masonry markings.
Slate roof. Cluster of 4 diagonally-set rendered chimneys
(probably of brick) on centre of ridge; another pair at
left-hand end, just behind the ridge. Old photograph (probably
of about 1920; copy in possession of the owner of Nos 7-9)
shows a matching pair of chimneys at the right-hand end of the
range. Ordinary rendered chimney at rear end of right-hand
Front range 1 room deep and probably 4 rooms wide; Nos 7-9, to
left of the central chimney, is 2 rooms wide with staircase at
the rear, adjoining the chimney. At rear, a line of lean-tos
(probably added) abutting a long rear wing in the right.
2 storeys with garret; 6-window range. Nos 7-9 have late C19
or early C20 shop front to left; flanking pilasters,
entablature with round-headed, bracketed block at either end.
Left-hand upper-storey window has sashes with margin-panes and
horns; blind window to right of it and then one with C20 wood
casement. At Nos 11-13 the outer windows in both storeys have
small-paned mullioned-and-transomed casements (probably C19).
Middle window in ground storey has late C20 wood frame; window
above is blind.
At right-hand end is the doorway to an open passage, leading
to No 15 at the rear. Moulded wooden board at eaves-level,
extending across the whole front. Rising above it at each end
is a triangular dormer gable with plain bargeboards; gable to
left has 2-light wood casement window with 6 panes per light.
INTERIOR inspected at Nos 7-9 only. This has been thoroughly
refurbished in C20, although original features may be
concealed under plaster and boarding . Chimneys are of stone
rubble at garret-level.
The houses appear to be shown as a single dwelling on Wood's
1842 map of Bideford. It is clearly an old building, despite
the fact that its detail is mainly C19. The chimneys are the
best feature; diagonally-set brick shafts like these were
fashionable in Barnstaple in the mid C17.
(Wood: Map of Bideford: 1842-).
Listing NGR: SS4529226312
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