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A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0799 / 51°4'47"N

Longitude: -4.0597 / 4°3'34"W

OS Eastings: 255821

OS Northings: 133190

OS Grid: SS558331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCC9

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.D7Z

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHR+X4

Entry Name: Rear Part Only

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385144

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485606

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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684-1/9/129 (East side)
31/08/88 No.20
Rear part only


Part of house, now shop. Early or mid C17. Thick rendered
walls, probably of stone or cob. Slated roof. Pair of
original, diagonally set red brick chimneys at rear end;
heightened in late C19. 1-room plan, 3.9m deep and 5.3m wide
internally. Probably originated as the detached back block of
a house fronting High Street, rebuilt in late C19. Built up
against its rear wall, in separate ownership, is another C19
range (not included) fronting the churchyard.
2 storeys, the upper storey partly in the roof space. C20
windows and doors in right-hand side wall, fronting a small
courtyard behind No.19 High Street (qv).
INTERIOR: has heavy old roof truss, plastered in. Ceiled under
the collar-beam with small moulded cornice, this being
continued round the front wall. Ground storey wholly altered
and front wall removed. Early fireplaces, windows and floor
timbers are likely to be concealed under plaster.
Detached back blocks are a rare feature in English urban
domestic architecture and are of significance even when the
main house has been demolished, especially when (as in this
case) they retain early detail. Part of the former front of
No.20 is shown in Baxter & Baxter.
(Baxter J & Baxter J: Barnstaple Yesterday: 1980-: PL 74).

Listing NGR: SS5582133190

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