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1, North Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Holsworthy, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8107 / 50°48'38"N

Longitude: -4.3524 / 4°21'8"W

OS Eastings: 234362

OS Northings: 103874

OS Grid: SS343038

Mapcode National: GBR KB.Y96W

Mapcode Global: FRA 16SY.D6G

Entry Name: 1, North Road

Listing Date: 18 December 1989

Last Amended: 5 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91941

Location: Holsworthy, Torridge, Devon, EX22

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Holsworthy

Built-Up Area: Holsworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holsworthy St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

In the entry for:


16/37 No 3


the entry shall be amended to read:


16/37 No 1




16/37 No 3


Shops with accommodation above. c1900, probably refronting earlier C19 range, internal
alterations early-mid and late C20. Italianate style. Red brick, ashlar dressings, quoin
red and yellow glazed tiles set in modillion cornice, decorative keystones, moulded
stringcourses, half-hipped slate roof, gabled wing with decorative ridge tiles, brick
stack right, roughcast left on facade, wing with tall brick stack centre right. Plan:
shopping arcade behind double fronted shop front 2 bays right, loggia left with entrance
to upper storey and wing at rear formerly containing bakery with accommodation above;
the wing fronts the churchyard of St. Peter's Church (qv). Three storeys, 3 bays, paired
roundheaded sash windows without glazing bars, decorative capitals continued as frieze,
first floor late C20 wrought iron balcony flanked by seated lions, modillion cornice
below partly concealed by shop fascias, decorative capitals to quoin pilasters dividing
3-bay loggia left from shop-front right. Loggia with 3 arched openings, similar detailin
as window surrounds, 2 square-headed late C20 boarded doors; double-fronted shopfront
with panelled soffit above late C20 glazed door. The capitals at ground floor level have
a nice variety of motifs including flowers, foliage with birds and a man's face. Wing
fronting churchyard: 2 storeys plus attic, 4:2 bays with chimney stack rising over
gap between 2 gabled dormers undergoing restoration at time of survey (December 1987).
2 full-height narrow stairlight windows with marginal glazing bars and coloured lights,
end bay right and penultimate bay left, sash windows with single vertical glazing bars,
ground floor windows right undergoing restoration. Interior partially sighted: ground
floor gutted to form mid C20 shopping arcade with applied half-timbering in the Tudor
style; ground floor wing formerly a bakery, now a health centre and said to contain the
ovens still in situ. First floor main block plasterwork friezes and ornamental ceiling
rose in room occupying 2 bays right, both with contemporary chimneypieces. This is the
best example of a group of buildings erected in this style in Holsworthy c1900, the
majority of which have unfortunately been altered.

Listing NGR: SS3436203874

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