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135-139, Fore Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7205 / 50°43'13"N

Longitude: -3.5354 / 3°32'7"W

OS Eastings: 291713

OS Northings: 92336

OS Grid: SX917923

Mapcode National: GBR P0.Q4QP

Mapcode Global: FRA 37H5.LHN

Plus Code: 9C2RPFC7+6V

Entry Name: 135-139, Fore Street

Listing Date: 23 June 2000

Last Amended: 19 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380746

English Heritage Legacy ID: 481070

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX4

County: Devon

Electoral Ward/Division: St David's

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Central Exeter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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871/5/10053 (Northwest side)
23-JUN-00 135-139
(Formerly listed as:


Terrace of 4, all with shops at ground floor level and accommodation above. Nos 136 & 137 is single late C17/early C18 house, reglazed in the C19. Nos 138 & 139 may also have early cores but may be early C19 with facades matching Nos 136 & 137. C20 shopfronts. Mass wall construction, stuccoed and blocked out. Slate roof to 136 and 137; roofs not visible at 138 and 139. Concealed rainwater goods.
Plan: the row steps down Fore Street Hill. Nos 136 & 137, the house at the lower end of the row, has a deep rectangular plan, altered at ground floor level for shop use but possibly with evidence of the early plan on the upper floors. Nos 138 and 139 each also have a deep rectangular plan with ground floor alterations for shop use.
Exterior: Nos 136 and 137 are 3 storeys; Nos 138 and 139, uphill, are 4 storeys. Asymmetrical but regular 4:2:2-window front. Nos 136 and 137, the single historic house, is symmetrical above ground floor level and preserves a hipped slate roof behind the parapet which has a moulded cornice with a modillion frieze. Platbands at first and second floor level; sash windows glazed with probably early C19 recessed 12-pane hornless sashes in earlier embrasures. Ground floor has two C20 shop fronts with recessed entrance between. Nos 138 and 139 each have 2-window fronts and are 4 storeys high with similar parapets and platbands; C20 shop fronts to ground floor. 12-pane horned sashes at first and second floors. Each building has a central single 3/6 pane horned sash at third floor level.
INTERIORS: No.136 retains a late C17 moulded plaster cornice at ground floor level. Interiors otherwise not inspected but Nos 135 & 137 are likely to include features of interest including original roof construction.

Listing NGR: SX9171392335

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