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Broadgate House

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0889 / 51°5'20"N

Longitude: -4.0664 / 4°3'59"W

OS Eastings: 255375

OS Northings: 134209

OS Grid: SS553342

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CPN9

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.PMG

Entry Name: Broadgate House

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485472

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5534 BELLAIRE, Pilton
684-1/2/314 (South side)
19/01/51 Broadgate House
(Formerly Listed as:
BELLAIRE, Pilton
(South side)
Nos.1-5 (Consecutive)
Broadgate House 1-5 (consec))

GV II

House, partly derelict, partly converted to flats. C18 or
earlier in origin, with successive phases of alterations and
rebuilding. Roughcast and stuccoed, partly brick; slate roofs;
stacks with rendered shafts and old pots. Description
approximate as access refused at time of survey.
Courtyard plan arrangement with cartway through range parallel
to Bellaire and 3 other wings round a square courtyard. This
section of the house is converted to flats. The older part of
the house appears to be at the rear and left and is seriously
derelict.
range parallel to the road has the gable ends of the wings to
left and right. A large timber gateway with C17 stops and C19
plank gates is in the centre range. Scattered fenestration,
mostly of timber small-pane sashes and casements. To left, a
ramped, painted brick garden wall with recessed panels
including a gateway crowned with ball finials. The derelict
portion of the house appears to be C18 in origin with c1900
alterations. It has rusticated quoins and a parapet above a
cornice on brackets. The rear elevation has a 2-storey bow
flanked by single-storey bows. Most of the sash windows are
missing and some of the bays have collapsed.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Parts of the building were in a very poor state of repair at
the time of survey.
HISTORICAL NOTE: according to Reed the house was bought by
William Palmer, a Barnstaple merchant, in 1611, but in 1664 it
had only two taxable hearths. In 1675 it was sold to another
local merchant, Richard Parminter. After a period of
prosperity and rebuilding in the C18 the house was split up
into a number of properties in 1918.
(Reed MA: Pilton, its Past and Present: Barnstaple: 1985-:
162-3).


Listing NGR: SS5537534209

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