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Latitude: 51.0197 / 51°1'10"N
Longitude: -4.205 / 4°12'17"W
OS Eastings: 245441
OS Northings: 126793
OS Grid: SS454267
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J4KV
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.3MK
Plus Code: 9C3Q2Q9W+V2
Entry Name: 29, Bridgeland Street
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1355169
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375757
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
SS4526 BRIDGELAND STREET
842-1/5/45 (South side)
House, now offices and shop. 1690s, probably altered and
enlarged in early C18; refronted mid C19. Solid rendered
front. Slate roof. Small C20 red-brick chimney on left
party-wall; old red-brick chimney on right party-wall,
probably shared with No 28.
Double-fronted, double-depth, plan with rear wing (of at least
early C18) to left; staircase compartment in right-hand rear
section of main building.
3 storeys, the top storey really a garret masked by
heightening the front wall in C19; 4-window range with doorway
in place of second ground-storey window from right. Mid or
late C19 shop front at left-hand side of ground storey, this
and the house-doorway set under a continuous moulded cornice
supported by consoles at either side of doorway and at
left-hand end of shop front; 2 display windows with patterned
iron grilles at the top, canted in centre towards a glazed
door with solid shaped panel at the bottom. House-door
6-panelled. Windows flat-headed to right of ground storey and
in third storey; segmental-headed in second storey. All have
moulded architraves and (in the second and third storeys only)
bracketed sills; plain sashes with horns. Bracketed eaves
cornice. Rear elevations much altered, but rear wing has some
old barred sashes.
INTERIOR: ground storey altered in C19, except for original
open-well staircase, which rises to the garret. This has
closed, pulvinated strings, stout turned balusters, broad
moulded handrail and square newels with turned pendants; the
flat caps of the newels are C20 replacements.
The 2 left-hand first-floor rooms of the main building have
late C17 or early C18 box-cornices; the rear room has a
2-panelled door of similar date and a late C17 cupboard with
sunk bolection-moulded panelled doors on ornate H-hinges.
Right-hand front room has 2-panelled door and wooden
chimneypiece (probably early C18) with moulded architrave,
pulvinated frieze and moulded cornice. Front room in wing has
moulded cornice, probably early C18.
Garret has heavy roof-timbers (cased in), probably original.
Left-hand front room has door with 2 vertical moulded panels;
probably late C17, but with C18 strap-hinges. Right-hand front
room has good mid or late C19 cast-iron chimneypiece.
Rear wing has similar 2-panelled door to that at the front
with the same type of hinges, but the panels are narrower:
probably all C18. Old roof-timbers exposed; lighter scantling
than in main building.
This house originally belonged to the Bideford Bridge Trust,
and, like the rest of their Bridgeland Street properties, was
probably built in the early 1690s.
(Bridge Trust Surveys: A1/15-16; Fielder D: A History of
Bideford: 1985-: PLATE 22).
Listing NGR: SS4544126793
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