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Elm Terrace

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.906 / 50°54'21"N

Longitude: -3.4946 / 3°29'40"W

OS Eastings: 295010

OS Northings: 112899

OS Grid: SS950128

Mapcode National: GBR LH.RBHK

Mapcode Global: FRA 36KQ.4DJ

Entry Name: Elm Terrace

Listing Date: 20 April 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485304

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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Listing Text


TIVERTON

SS9512 LEAT STREET, Tiverton
848-1/6/208 (West side)
20/04/77 Nos.1-11 (Consecutive) Elm Terrace

GV II

Terrace of 11 industrial houses including archway to the
Heathcote estate office (separately listed as the Estate
Office, No.9, qv), built for John Heathcoat. Probably c1860
but some of the terrace has evidence of rebuilding and the
core may be earlier. The archway to the estate office appears
to have been knocked through the terrace in the later C19.
EXTERIOR: Flemish bond red brick; slate roof hipped at left
end (No.1); stacks with brick shafts with platbands and
various old chimneypots, some tapered and some crowned.
Cast-iron rainwater goods and cast-iron sills which were
fabricated in Heathcoat's factory. Georgian style.
PLAN: long terrace along Leat Street, opposite Heathcoat's
lace-making manufactory. Blocked openings and relieving arches
in the front elevation (Nos 2, 3, 5 & 6) suggest that the
terrace is, in part, a conversion from an earlier range on the
site. An archway through to the Estate Office is probably
c1880s and the end terrace house (No.11) has had c1870s
alterations.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 3:3:2:3:2:2:2:2:1:3:2-window front. All
windows except those of No.11 are 16-pane timber hornless
sashes. Mixture of double-fronted and single-fronted houses.
No.1 is double-fronted with a good pilastered doorcase with
cornice and a smart 6-panel front door, the upper panels
fielded, with an overlight with glazing bars. There is a blind
recess above the front door. No.2 has no doorcase but a
similar front door. No.3 has a doorcase similar to No.1. The
rest of the terrace houses have no doorcases to the front
doors.
The archway to the Estate office is gabled to the front with a
16-pane sashes in the gable and the entrance to No.9 under the
archway. No.11 has two 4-pane sashes to the left and a
two-tier canted bay window to the right with plate glass sash
windows with glazing bars.
No.11 is entered on the north end return, which is rendered,
with a gabled porch of the c1870s with a timber front door
with glazed trefoil-headed panels.
INTERIOR: not inspected but may retain features of interest.
HISTORY: Heathcoat's housing programme in the West Exe area
was remarkable in national terms. Brayshay argues that, unlike
contemporary factory owners, Heathcoat did not tie his
workforce to rented accommodation which was available as an
option. Workers could live in other accommodation if they
chose, and some of his houses, which were built on a generous
scale, were rented out to tenants who did not work for him.
Elm Terrace is one example of many houses in West Exe of a
Georgian manner, built by Heathcoat over a long period of
time.
(Southern History: Brayshay M: Heathcoat's Industrial Housing
in Tiverton, Devon: 1991-: PP.82-104).

Listing NGR: SS9501012899

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