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Latitude: 50.3519 / 50°21'6"N
Longitude: -3.5795 / 3°34'46"W
OS Eastings: 287727
OS Northings: 51414
OS Grid: SX877514
Mapcode National: GBR QS.RB0P
Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.FBT
Entry Name: 6, Foss Street
Listing Date: 23 February 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1355046
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387255
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Dartmouth
Built-Up Area: Dartmouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX874510 FOSS STREET
673-1/8/135 (East side)
Shop with house above. Probably C18, possible older origins,
some C19 and C20 modernisation, rear much-rebuilt after Second
World War bomb damage. Mixed construction; stone rubble with
plastered timber-framed front; right end stack with rendered
chimneyshaft and old pots; slate roof.
PLAN: probably originally 2 rooms deep with left side passage.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 2-window range. Late C19 timber shop
front of 2 bays, each with slender central glazing bar, and
central recessed doorway containing bottom-panelled glazed
door under plain overlight. The unusual timber fascia is older
(possibly C18), comprising a row of triglyphs below a moulded
cornice and with fret patterns inscribed in the soffit. The
right end is shown in a painting of the street of 1839 and it
was then supported on large fluted Doric columns (sources).
They have been replaced by a pair of slender iron posts
contemporary with the existing shop front. 2-window front
above has tall 8-pane sashes to the first floor and 3/4-pane
sashes to the second floor. Plain eaves to parallel
gable-ended roof. C17 thick right-hand side wall, projecting
into the street as the upper floors corbel out for jettied
upper storeys. It belonged to one of Dartmouth's finest C17
merchant's houses which was destroyed in a bombing raid in
INTERIOR: No old features exposed on the ground floor apart
from small C19 fireplace under a brick segmental arch.
HISTORY: Foss Street follows the line of a medieval dyke which
dammed a tidal creek and included a tidal mill. The mill pool
was filled in and developed around 1820-30, although houses
were built along the Foss from the C17 onwards.
(Freeman, Ray: Dartmouth and its Neighbours: Phillimore:
Listing NGR: SX8772951415
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