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Tavern in the Town Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0788 / 51°4'43"N

Longitude: -4.0575 / 4°3'27"W

OS Eastings: 255965

OS Northings: 133063

OS Grid: SS559330

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCX4

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.F2Z

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHR+GX

Entry Name: Tavern in the Town Public House

Listing Date: 31 December 1973

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485589

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

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 Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/7/111 (East side)
31/12/73 No.1
Tavern in the Town Public House
(Formerly Listed as:
Albert Inn)


Public house. Probably mid or late C17, with superficial
remodelling and addition of left rear wing in mid C19;
adjoining this wing on the Silver Street frontage, an addition
of similar C19 date, probably a separate house originally.
Rendered red brick, the earliest parts in English bond (brick
dimensions 8.5-9 x 2-2.5 inches); right-hand side wall is at
least partly of timber-bonded C19 brick. Tarred slated roof
with areas of pantile at the rear; decorated barge-boards on
left gable of main range to Diamond Street. Latter has
original red brick chimney with rebuilt top on right gable;
late C19 cream brick chimney on left gable. House incorporated
on Silver Street frontage has rendered chimney on right gable.
Diamond Street range has 2-room plan with gable fireplaces and
central through-passage; partition between left-hand room and
passage now removed. Staircase (straight flight) adjoining
passage on right probably occupies original stair position.
Original rear wing on right, apparently never heated.
2 storeys. 3-window range to Diamond Street. Upper-storey and
right-hand ground-storey windows are long and low, probably
occupying the space of former C17 mullioned windows; now
replaced by 3-part C19 windows with 2-pane sashes in centre
and 4-pane casements at either side. Left-hand ground-storey
window has late C19 sashes of 8 panes. Centre door mid C19
with 6 flush panels.
Front to Silver Street has windowless gable to main range.
Wing to left has 1 window in each storey. Incorporated house
to left again is 2-window range. Inserted garage recessed
glazed doors to left. Casement window of 3 lights to right
with 2-pane transom lights. Upper storey has 8-pane casement
windows of C19 containing old glass; 2 lights to left, 3 to
INTERIOR: inspected while ground storey was stripped out in
1986. Walls of main range mostly of original brick apart from
some alterations in rear wall and left-hand (N) end of front
wall, which has been wholly rebuilt in C19.
A notable example of C17 brickwork in Devon.

Listing NGR: SS5596533063

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