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Latitude: 51.0177 / 51°1'3"N
Longitude: -4.2056 / 4°12'20"W
OS Eastings: 245392
OS Northings: 126578
OS Grid: SS453265
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J4F1
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.9DR
Plus Code: 9C3Q2Q9V+3Q
Entry Name: 7 and 8, High Street
Listing Date: 13 December 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1292986
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375814
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
Tagged with: Building
SS4526 HIGH STREET
842-1/5/101 (South side)
13/12/89 Nos.7 AND 8
Pair of houses with shops. Mid C19; early C20 shop front at
No.7. Solid rendered walls. Slate roof. Red-brick chimney at
right-hand end of ridge; another at rear of No 8.
Shops flanking cart-entrance to rear courtyard; this is built
up on all 4 sides, the rear range with a further
cart-entrance, apparently leading to a second courtyard.
3 storeys. Each building of 2-window range. No 7 has a good
Art Nouveau shop front with panelled flanking pilasters
carrying elaborate paired brackets with shaped blocks on top;
between the brackets is an entablature finished with a
patterned iron cresting.
Shop door recessed between 2 curved display windows, the
larger right-hand window with a sinuous curve. Windows have
chamfered black marble bases and are divided into large
rectangular panes by glazing-bars, the uprights with
lily-patterned tops. Glazed shop door with shaped solid panel
at the bottom; tall fanlight above.
The floor in front of the door is paved with coloured
patterned mosaic having large red flowers at 2 opposing
corners and, in the centre, the inscription GRIMES & CO.
Ceiling above covered with mirrors in shaped wooden frames.
Shop front at No 8 mainly late C20, but has early C20 shaped
wooden blocks at either end of the fascia.
Between the 2 shop fronts is the entrance to rear courtyard;
above it an entablature with cornice supported at right-hand
end by an enriched console.
Upper-storey windows have moulded architraves and bracketed
siils, the sills of the second-storey windows at No 8 now
covered by the shop front; sashes with horns and upright
glazing-bars forming margin-panes. wooden eaves cornice.
Passage and front courtyard have old cobbled surface, partly
repaired with concrete.
Rear range has window with 6-paned sashes. Edward Grimes, gold
and silversmith, watch and clockmaker, optician, appears to
have moved into No 7 at the end of 1908. INTERIOR not
(Wilson's Bideford Almanack: 1888-: P.38; Wilson's Bideford
Almanack: 1908-: P.81; Wilson's Bideford Almanack: 1909-:
P.19, 34; Bideford and North Devon Weekly Gazette: 1908-:
Listing NGR: SS4538726568
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