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3, the Retreat

A Grade II Listed Building in Tiverton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9028 / 50°54'9"N

Longitude: -3.4853 / 3°29'6"W

OS Eastings: 295656

OS Northings: 112526

OS Grid: SS956125

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.RDVL

Mapcode Global: FRA 36LQ.80T

Entry Name: 3, the Retreat

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Last Amended: 22 October 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384967

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485426

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

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Listing Text

TIVERTON

848-1/6/325 THE RETREAT
10-APR-00 TIVERTON
(West side)
3

(Formerly listed as:
THE RETREAT
TIVERTON
3 AND 4)

II
House, probably early or mid C18.

MATERIALS: Red brick on a stone plinth with slate roof.

EXTERIOR: No. 3 The Retreat is located within a back court off Gold Street and is situated within a terrace of brick built houses. The structure is of three storeys and four bays with end-stacks. The building retains eight-over-eight timber sashes and a wooden doorcase with reeded pilasters and an entablature with reeded frieze.

INTERIOR: Not inspected

HISTORY: No. 3 The Retreat dates to the early to mid-C18 and it is part of the earliest group of back-court buildings now surviving in Tiverton, where this was once a common form. Nos. 1 and 2 The Retreat (Grade II listed) are situated on the opposite side of the court and are of a similar date or perhaps a little earlier. No. 4 The Retreat was formerly listed too, but following a major fire in 2008, was removed from the list.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
No. 3 The Retreat is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* The building retains its historic character as an early to mid-C18 townhouse.
* No. 3 The Retreat is a rare survival of a C18 back-court building in Tiverton.
* The building retains historic features such as the eight-over-eight timber sash windows and the timber door-surround.

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

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