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Latitude: 51.0806 / 51°4'49"N
Longitude: -4.0602 / 4°3'36"W
OS Eastings: 255787
OS Northings: 133266
OS Grid: SS557332
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DC7R
Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.D13
Entry Name: 29, High Street
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385149
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485611
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 HIGH STREET
684-1/7/134 (East side)
Shop and workrooms. 1902. By WC Oliver of Barnstaple. Built
for Nr N Liverton, ironmonger and china dealer. Limestone
ashlar front with bands of dark brown stone. Slated roof,
hipped at the front.
3 storeys. Narrow front, 2-window range in 3rd storey. Later
C20 shop front in ground storey, but original flanking
pilasters survive, together with the cornice above the fascia;
latter has carved block with pointed head at each end,
supported by an enriched console. 2nd storey has an arcade of
3 round arches springing from square fluted columns, the
windows recessed behind. Flanking these are a pair of
Corinthian pilasters with bands of brown stone on the shafts,
these supporting an entablature at 2nd-floor level. Similar
pilasters and entablature in 3rd storey with a third pilaster
in the centre; 3-light stone mullioned-and-transomed windows.
INTERIOR not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: in 1902 Mr Liverton had shops at both Nos 29
& 31 High Street (No.31 is listed separately). The building
occupies an important position between the Guildhall (qv) and
one of the best early C19 fronts in the High Street, No.30
(Barnstaple Castle Documents: Plans Committee Minute Book
19.9.1901; North Devon Journal: 2 January 1902: 1902-; North
Devon Journal: 20 November 1902: 1902-; Kelly: Directory of
Listing NGR: SS5578733266
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