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Latitude: 51.0796 / 51°4'46"N
Longitude: -4.0611 / 4°3'40"W
OS Eastings: 255717
OS Northings: 133159
OS Grid: SS557331
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DC0F
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.KN5
Entry Name: 10, Cross Street
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Last Amended: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385116
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485578
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
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
SS5533SE CROSS STREET
684-1/7/106 (North side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Old Post Office)
Barnstaple Post Office (1902-84), now offices. Dated 1901 on
dormer gable; probably by FW Petter of Barnstaple. Stone
ashlar front; pale yellow brick at rear. Hipped slated roof.
Rendered chimney with bracketed cap on each side wall. Plan
complex: double-depth front range with extensive rear
buildings containing former writing and sorting rooms.
2 storeys with garret. 5-bay Italianate front with pilasters
of Ionic and Corinthian orders separating the bays. In ground
storey the bays contain round-arched openings, with moulded
archivolts springing from square half-columns, each arch
having an emphasized keystone. Centre and end bays now contain
doorways; that in centre was originally a window, while the
other 2 contained double panelled doors. All 3 windows had
twisted iron columns, which still remain in the 2 surviving
windows. Upper-storey windows are mullioned and transomed with
moulded architraves; shaped sunk panels below. Top cornice
surmounted by a balustrade, the latter interrupted in the
middle by a large dormer gable with flanking pilasters
buttressed by scrolls and supporting a curved pediment. At
either side a wooden dormer window with steeply pitched
INTERIOR: (according to 1988 list description) had no features
of interest except for a kitchen range in the right-hand
(east) garret room at the front.
An important house belonging to the Dodderidge family formerly
occupied this site. Panelling and an overmantel of 1617 were
preserved and are now in the Guildhall.
(Barnstaple Castle Records, Plans Cmtee Min Book 1.6.,
23.7.1901: 1901-; Lamplugh L: Barnstaple: 1983-: 134).
Listing NGR: SS5570933167
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