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3, Cross Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.08 / 51°4'47"N

Longitude: -4.0605 / 4°3'37"W

OS Eastings: 255763

OS Northings: 133205

OS Grid: SS557332

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DC5S

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.KWN

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHQ+XR

Entry Name: 3, Cross Street

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485572

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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684-1/7/100 (North side)
31/08/88 No.3


House, now shop with living accommodation. Early or mid C17;
rear section probably C18 or C19. Rendered walls, probably of
brick, although there may be some timber-framing. Slated
roofs, hipped towards Cross Street. Front section has old red
brick chimneys on left side wall and rear gable.
Original plan of front section remains largely intact on
second floor; 2 rooms, front and back (now combined into one),
the smaller back room with a stair compartment on its right
side. Rear section has 1-room plan.
3 storeys in front section; 2 storeys in rear section. Front
section to Cross Street is 2-window range in 3rd storey.
Ground storey and lower half of original 2nd storey has tall,
good quality early C20 shop front, extending on to the Paige's
Lane front. This has display windows with curved corners and
leaded transom-lights, together with panelled pilasters and
console at right-hand end. 2nd storey to Cross Street has low,
6-light window of early C20. In 3rd storey the windows have
moulded architraves and sashes with margin-panes.
Front to Paige's Lane has 3 windows with moulded architraves
in 2nd storey. Only one window in 3rd storey at left-hand,
(north) end: an early or mid C17 wooden window of 3 lights,
the mullions ovolo-moulded, the lights with an upright bar in
the centre, except for middle light, which has an old iron
Rear section, also fronting Paige's Lane, has in ground storey
a centre door with 2 moulded panels below and a glazed panel
above; 8-pane sash window to right, window with 3-pane fixed
sash to left, this having an ornate iron grille in front. In
2nd storey, plank loading door to left, sash window with
margin-panes to right.
INTERIOR: (as in 1988 list description) ground and 2nd storeys
wholly altered, the ceiling of ground-floor room having been
considerably raised. Joists and beams supporting second floor
survive, together with old roof trusses and purlins. Doorways
from second-floor landing to front and back rooms have
chamfered wood frames with scroll-stops. Both have original
plank doors with wrought-iron strap hinges, the latter having
fleur-de-lys terminals; door to front room has partly restored
hollow-moulded ribs, applied vertically and across the top and
bottom. C19 stair; there would have been space for a dogleg
originally. Cupboard with C17 panelled door in side wall over
staircase. Fireplaces and possibly windows of interest may be
concealed under the plaster.

Listing NGR: SS5576333208

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