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Latitude: 51.0162 / 51°0'58"N
Longitude: -4.2068 / 4°12'24"W
OS Eastings: 245301
OS Northings: 126407
OS Grid: SS453264
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.JB3R
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.GWP
Entry Name: 17, Buttgarden Street
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282954
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375778
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 BUTTGARDEN STREET
842-1/6/65 (West side)
House and saddler's shop. Probably mid C19 with early C20 shop
front. Solid rendered front. Roof not visible from street;
probably slate. Red-brick chimney on left side-wall.
Single-fronted, double-depth, with rear wing containing
3 storeys; 2-window range. Shop front to left, house-door to
right, these being flanked and separated by pilasters with
raised panels on the shafts; entablature incorporating
blindcase with bracketed block at either end, the cornice
surmounted by a lily-patterned iron cresting. Shop front has 2
display windows, canted towards a central glazed shop door
with solid moulded panel at the bottom; coloured tiles in
front of door with panelled wooden ceiling above. House-door
6-panelled with shaped raised centres to the panels. Upper
storeys have raised plaster quoins. Windows with similar
quoins and shaped heads; 6-paned sashes. Deeply projecting
eaves-cornice. 6-paned sashes in rear wall.
INTERIOR: shop has display cases, counter and cash desk,
probably of early C20 date. Old benches in workshop.
House-part not inspected, except for wooden staircase with
thin square-section balusters; compartment has coloured
floor-tiles, apparently extending into entrance-passage.
The house has a long association with harness-making. Walter
Chope, saddler and harness-maker, was here in 1883; by 1901 he
had been succeeded by Sidney R Chope. The owner of the present
firm of saddlers, WT Johns, says that shop front was installed
(Kelly's Directory of Devonshire: 1883-: 52; Kelly's Directory
of Devonshire: 1901-: 9).
Listing NGR: SS4530126407
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