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May House

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0828 / 51°4'58"N

Longitude: -4.0607 / 4°3'38"W

OS Eastings: 255758

OS Northings: 133522

OS Grid: SS557335

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.D53N

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.CT9

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WMQ+4P

Entry Name: May House

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485526

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: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/6/75 (West side)
31/08/88 No.124
May House


Former Baptist Minister's house, empty at time of survey.
1870. By RD Gould. The walling resembles brick, but appears to
be of a soft stone, possibly refaced in cement; limestone
dressings, granite plinth. Slated roof with crested
ridge-tiles. Stone chimney on left gable.
3 storeys with garret. 2-window range. To right of ground
storey a doorway with pointed arch springing from pilasters
with richly carved capitals. This is set in a slight
projection which at the left end extends upwards as a short
buttress with shaped top. Transomed window above it in 2nd
storey has a flat moulded stone lintel; over this is a panel
of patterned brickwork enclosed within a pointed, moulded
arch. To left of ground and 2nd storeys is a plain canted bay
window, the ground-storey lights with shouldered heads and
those above with segmental heads. 3rd storey has 2 windows
with shouldered heads. Bracketed eaves cornice. Hipped dormer
window, centrally placed. Baptist Chapel (qv) and Church Hall
(qv) adjoin to west.
(Gardiner WF: Barnstaple, 1837-97: Barnstaple: 1897-: 101).

Listing NGR: SS5575833522

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