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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384966
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485425
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 George
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS9512 THE RETREAT, Tiverton
848-1/6/324 (East side)
Nos.1 AND 2
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
Listing NGR: SS9565612544
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