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Latitude: 51.0792 / 51°4'45"N
Longitude: -4.059 / 4°3'32"W
OS Eastings: 255867
OS Northings: 133110
OS Grid: SS558331
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCK1
Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.DHY
Entry Name: 5, High Street
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385137
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485599
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
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
SS558331 HIGH STREET
684-1/9/122 (East side)
House and shop. C16 or early C17; closet wing added in C19,
shop front inserted 1902. Front (above shop front) of C20
brick with slatehanging on roof gable. Side walls probably of
stone; rear wall is of coursed stone rubble. Slated roof with
red ridge tiles. No chimneys visible from street.
Plan is one room wide and 3 rooms deep; front and back rooms
with chimneys in right-hand side wall. Closet-wing at rear, to
3 storeys, the top storey mostly in the roof-space. Front is
one window wide in 3rd storey, the lower storeys being
occupied by a 2-tier wooden shop front. Display window to
right of ground storey with slender iron column at each end
supporting a decorated frieze; base of green glazed tiles.
Recessed glazed shop door with shaped head and fanlight. Shop
window and door together flanked by pilasters with mirrors set
into the shafts; gigantic, bracketed panelled blocks above,
flanking plain frieze and cornice. At left-hand end is the
house door with 2 flush panels at the top; to left of it a
fluted pilaster with bracket above. Second storey has 3
display windows with slender iron columns between them; very
tall frieze with moulded cornice above, finished at each end
with a shaped bracket having a pedimented block on top.
3rd-storey window segmental-headed with 2-light casement.
INTERIOR: much altered, but early fireplaces, beams and
partitions are likely to survive under plaster. Original 6-bay
roof with 5 heavy trusses having 2 tiers of threaded purlins
and notched apex with ridge-piece slotted into the top.
Collars removed, but halvings on principal rafters show that
they must have been cambered with plain ends. Principal
rafters have plain feet. The rear bay is deeper, suggesting
that it may have been extended. Closet-wing has good C19 roof.
(Barnstaple Castle records, Col.85, Plans; Committee Minute
book: 1902-; ).
Listing NGR: SS5586733110
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