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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384845
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485304
Location: Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
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
SS9512 LEAT STREET, Tiverton
848-1/6/208 (West side)
20/04/77 Nos.1-11 (Consecutive) Elm Terrace
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
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
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
(Southern History: Brayshay M: Heathcoat's Industrial Housing
in Tiverton, Devon: 1991-: PP.82-104).
Listing NGR: SS9501012899
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