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17, Buttgarden Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bideford, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C3Q2Q8V+F7

Entry Name: 17, Buttgarden Street

Listing Date: 19 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375778

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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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
harness-maker's workshop.
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
in 1907.
(Kelly's Directory of Devonshire: 1883-: 52; Kelly's Directory
of Devonshire: 1901-: 9).

Listing NGR: SS4530126407

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