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27, Castle Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0794 / 51°4'45"N

Longitude: -4.0613 / 4°3'40"W

OS Eastings: 255704

OS Northings: 133143

OS Grid: SS557331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DBZ3

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.KL1

Entry Name: 27, Castle Street

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485559

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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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5533SE CASTLE STREET
684-1/7/89 (North East side)
31/08/88 No.27
(Formerly Listed as:
CASTLE STREET
(East side)
No.27
27 Castle Street (including No.12
Cross Street))

GV II

Sunday school, now used as offices. 1894. By Lindley C
Bridgman of Brayford. Cream-coloured brick with relieving
arches of blue brick; dressings of stone and patterned tiles.
Slated roof with pierced red ridge-tiles.
3 storeys with garret. 6-window Gothic-style front to Castle
Street, 3 windows to Cross Street. Ground and 2nd storeys
(except in the altered ground storey to Cross Street) have
windows with pointed or round arches, the heads of the
openings being filled with solid panels; the windows
themselves are flat-headed and divided into 2 lights by
columns with pink shafts (probably of sandstone) and foliated
limestone capitals. Third storey has small paired windows,
also with pointed arches, each window flanked by attached
columns matching those below. Cross Street front has a similar
window in the gable, but with a round light in the head of the
arch.
Castle Street front has a dormer gable, centrally placed, with
5 stepped, flat-headed openings containing louvres. Panel of
yellow patterned tiles in apex of gable. Return front to left,
facing N down Castle Street, is 3-window range with a 4th
window on the splayed corner. Window pattern is similar to
that in the other 2 fronts, except that in the 2nd storey the
lights have round arches; patterned glazing with coloured
glass. Doorway on corner has short attached columns and a
round arch, within which is a trefoiled fanlight. Above the
door is a stone plaque inscribed: THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE
BEGINNING OF WISDOM.
HISTORICAL NOTE: these were built as the Jubilee Schools
belonging to the Congregational Chapel in Cross Street. They
replaced a slightly smaller building designed in similar style
and for the same purpose by RD Gould in 1858. In 1905 the
schools had 16 teachers, 211 scholars and 164 members of bible
classes.
(Gardiner WF: Barnstaple, 1837-97: 1897-: 100; Baxter J &
Baxter J: Barnstaple Yesterday: 1980-: PLS 10, 13; Barnstaple
Castle Records, plans & committee minutes: 1891-; Harper's
Albums: 41).

Listing NGR: SS5570433143

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