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10 and 12, Fore Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Silverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8162 / 50°48'58"N

Longitude: -3.4837 / 3°29'1"W

OS Eastings: 295573

OS Northings: 102901

OS Grid: SS955029

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.XTGW

Mapcode Global: FRA 36LY.2MC

Plus Code: 9C2RRG88+FG

Entry Name: 10 and 12, Fore Street

Listing Date: 5 April 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325819

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95434

Location: Silverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Silverton

Built-Up Area: Silverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Silverton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 90 SE
- No. 10 and 12
House forming part of a row. John R L Thorp (reference below) has established that
nos. 6-12 Fore Street were built together as part of the same medieval scheme, and it
is likely that the entire row (Nos.2-12) was built at the same time. C15 or earlier.
Plastered cob with stone footings, under thatched roof. 3-room, through-passage
plan, the lower end to the right of the passage. Both hall and service room are
heated by inserted lateral external front stacks, one with 2 set offs, both with
brick shafts. 2-storeys.
Front: 3-window range; first floor, 3-light casement windows 2 of them with 8-leaded
panes per light; no. 12 has a 12-light shop window under pentice slate roof; C19 3-
light casement windows to ground floor.
Interior: described in detail by J R L Thorpe, 'Two Hall Houses in a Late Medieval
Terrace: 8-12, Fore Street, Silverton', Proc. Devon Archaeological Society, 40
(1982), 171-80. The features noted by him there are still extant, namely the
remains of the 2 through-passage plank and muntin screens, evidence of jettying of
the service end into the hall, the inserted hall fireplace with deep ogee moulding
and pyramid stops, and the medieval smoke-blackened roof, jointed crucks, arched
braced over hall, 1 with a boss carved with vine-leaf decoration, and wind braces.
Medieval urban terrace developments such as this are extremely rare.

Listing NGR: SS9557302901

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