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29, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WJQ+6W

Entry Name: 29, High Street

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485611

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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684-1/7/134 (East side)
31/08/88 No.29


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
Devonshire: 1902-).

Listing NGR: SS5578733266

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