History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

1 and 2, the Retreat

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9029 / 50°54'10"N

Longitude: -3.4853 / 3°29'7"W

OS Eastings: 295656

OS Northings: 112544

OS Grid: SS956125

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.RDVJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 36LQ.80R

Entry Name: 1 and 2, the Retreat

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384966

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485425

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 George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in
Tiverton

Listing Text


TIVERTON

SS9512 THE RETREAT, Tiverton
848-1/6/324 (East side)
Nos.1 AND 2

GV II

House in a back court off Gold Street. Early or mid C18 with
lean-to addition on left. Red brick on a stone rubble plinth
rendered at the front and right-hand side, partly painted at
the back. Slated roof. Red brick chimneys on left side wall
and rear wall.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with semi-basement and garret; added
lean-to is single-storey. 3 window wide with blank area to
right. Doorway, in place of right-hand ground storey window,
has 4-panelled door, the 2 lower panels flush; 3-paned
fanlight. Above it a flat moulded wooden hood on shaped
brackets. Late C20 glazed wooden door in place of left-hand
ground storey window.
Flush framed sash windows in middle of ground and second
storeys, the former 8-paned, the latter 2-paned. A pair of
wooden 2-light casement windows to right of third storey, each
light of 8 panes except for the missing left light of the
left-hand window. Other windows have mid or late C20 metal
frames. Small wooden eaves cornice. Dormer window to left.
Rear wall (visible from a courtyard accessible to the public)
has to right (north) of ground storey 2 segmental-headed
windows containing original mullioned-and-transomed window
frames; 2 lights in the left-hand window contain leaded glass.
Blocked window above in second storey, which may contain
similar frame under cement. At left end of third storey a
blocked 2-light window with wooden frame.
Right-hand (south) side wall has 3-light sash window in ground
storey, the middle sashes 6-paned. 2-light wooden casement
window in garret with 6 panes per light.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: this house, along with Nos 3 & 4 (qv), is important
as one of the earliest back-court buildings to remain in
Tiverton, where this type of development was once common. The
wooden barred sashes in the front and side walls contribute
considerably to its architectural character; the
mullioned-and-transomed windows in the rear wall are a rare
survival.

Listing NGR: SS9565612544

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.