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26 and 27, Bear Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0813 / 51°4'52"N

Longitude: -4.0552 / 4°3'18"W

OS Eastings: 256139

OS Northings: 133336

OS Grid: SS561333

Mapcode National: GBR KR.D0J8

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.7ZD

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WJV+GW

Entry Name: 26 and 27, Bear Street

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485451

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/3/14 (North side)
31/08/88 Nos.26 AND 27


Shop, house and business premises, originally built as seed
and wool stores for W & J Hutchings. Late C19. Cream-coloured
brick with stone dressings. Slated roofs with crested red
ridge-tiles and a finial. Chimney of matching brick on each
side wall on front range, both with decorated pots.
Plan consists of house at the front with cart entrance in
centre of ground storey, leading to long narrow courtyard at
the back with warehouses and offices on all 3 sides. Shop has
been inserted on right-hand side of frontage.
2 storeys with garret. 3-bay front with brick pilasters
flanking and separating the bays. Left-hand bay, with dormer
gable at the top, has 2-light window with curved stone lintel
in each of ground and 2nd storeys, the lights separated by a
stone column with carved capital. Narrower middle bay has cart
entrance with segmental brick arch and keystone carved with a
ram's head; double plank doors with open panels of
wrought-iron scrollwork at the top. Window with segmental
brick arch and keystone in upper storey. Right-hand bay has
doorway with segmental brick arch and keystone to left; C20
shop window to right. In upper storey 3 windows with segmental
brick arches and keystones. Above the middle and right-hand
bays a stone cornice and brick parapet, the former supported
by brackets reminiscent of machicolations.
The courtyard buildings are similar in character and
apparently in their original state. At the far end of the
left-hand side is a building with large, sliding wooden doors
in ground storey and an upper storey fronted with wooden
louvres. The building is a remarkably complete example of
combined dwelling and commercial premises in late C19.
(Harper's Albums: 17).

Listing NGR: SS5613933336

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