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2-10, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9038 / 50°54'13"N

Longitude: -3.4927 / 3°29'33"W

OS Eastings: 295134

OS Northings: 112653

OS Grid: SS951126

Mapcode National: GBR LH.RBZL

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KQ.C3M

Plus Code: 9C2RWG34+GW

Entry Name: 2-10, Church Street

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485257

Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Tiverton

Built-Up Area: Tiverton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Tiverton St Paul, West Exe

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS9512 CHURCH STREET, Tiverton
848-1/6/169 (West side)
Nos.2-10 (Even)


Uniform terrace of 5 houses extending from Heathcoat Square to
Wellbrook Street, forming part of the same block as No.14
Wellbrook Street (qv). Probably built in 1875-6, following the
pattern of the St Paul Street houses of the late 1850s.
MATERIALS: pinkish-yellow brick laid in Flemish bond with low,
chamfered plinth of squared stone blocks; all openings, except
for a round-arched passage entrance at the right-hand end of
No.6, have flat gauged arches. Windows have cast-iron sills.
Slated roofs. Chimneys on the party-walls, of same brick as
the fronts, the caps with projecting courses forming
entablatures; all have been heightened in red brick. Good
spiked chimneypots.
PLAN: double-fronted, with variations at the 2 corner houses
(Nos 2 & 10), and at No.6, which has the open passage running
through it; the doorway to No.2 faces the entrance to
Heathcoat Square.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 3-window fronts with centre doorway; No.2
also has a fourth window facing Church Street, while at
Nos 6 & 10 the doorway is in the left-hand bay, No.10 having
its third window round the corner in Wellbrook Street.
Doorways have deep, wood-panelled reveals and soffits with
incised Greek decoration; 3-paned fanlights. 4-panelled doors,
the 2 lower panels flush, with cast-iron knockers and
letterboxes: Nos 8 & 10 have been altered and have C20 flush
wooden doors. Round-arched passage-way has good iron gate at
rear; hinges for a similar-sized gate remain at the front. All
windows have 8-paned sashes.
The corners of the block are rounded and recessed, the end bay
to the right (part of No.2) also being slightly splayed.
Deeply-projecting, moulded eaves-cornice. Rainwater pipes are
recessed into the brickwork.
Stone plinth contains a series of patterned, cast-iron
ventilator-grilles, and there is a similar, larger grille at
the right-hand end of the ground storey at No.2.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: these were Heathcoat-built houses, closely similar to
the Heathcoat houses at Nos 1-7 (odd) and 12-24 (even) Church
Street. They are sketched in as a later addition on
Heathcoat's estate atlas of 1844 and seem likely to have been
the `6 cottages Church Street and Wellbrook' built for Sir
John Heathcoat-Amory in 1875-6, at the same time as the
Heathcoat Hall.
These form part of a well-preserved group of artisan housing
in Church Street, built for the workers at the Heathcoat
family's silk and lace mills. Of interest for their external
completeness as part of a planned group, including Anglican
church, institute and school.

Listing NGR: SS9513412653

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