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44, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0817 / 51°4'53"N

Longitude: -4.0609 / 4°3'39"W

OS Eastings: 255739

OS Northings: 133390

OS Grid: SS557333

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.D52Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.CRM

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WJQ+MJ

Entry Name: 44, High Street

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385155

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485617

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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684-1/7/139 (East side)
31/08/88 No.44


Shop and offices. Early C19 or possibly older, with C20
additions at rear. Rendered, solid walls, probably of brick.
Slated roof; C20 additions flat-roofed. Red brick chimney on
right-hand gable. First-floor plan originally one room wide
and 3 rooms deep, the middle section with stair compartment to
right and a small room to left; stair lit from above, left
hand room by a side window. Rear section narrow, its original
plan uncertain; inserted C20 stair to ground floor at left
hand end. Second-floor plan similar, except that there may
have been 2 front rooms from the beginning.
3 storeys; C20 additions single storeyed. 3-window range.
Ground storey altered in C20, although cornice and flanking
consoles of late C19 shop front remain. Tall 2nd-storey
windows have original sashes with 12 panes in the lower sashes
and 8 in the upper; many panes of old glass survive. In the
3rd storey the 2 outer windows have C20 wood casements; centre
window blind. Parapet above with raised band. In N side wall
of 2nd storey is an early or mid C18 barred sash window, the
glazing bars thick and ovolo-moulded; this may have been
brought from elsewhere, but it could be evidence that parts of
the building are C18 or earlier.
INTERIOR: ground storey wholly altered in C20. Upper storeys
retain original features of considerable interest, especially
the stair compartment. Wooden geometric stair, which
originally rose from the ground storey. It has treads with
moulded thin, square-section balusters, lightly moulded, these
continuing to the gallery-balustrade at the top. C20
newel-post at the bottom. Oval, coved skylight with moulded
plaster surround.
2nd-storey landing has moulded cornice; doorways to left hand
and rear rooms have moulded architraves with square panels in
the top corners, the rear room also having its original
6-panelled door. 3rd-storey doorways to front and rear rooms
have similar architraves, as does the original door to rear
room. Blocked, segmental-headed opening with bead-moulding,
formerly leading to left-hand room. 2nd-storey front room
(sub-divided in C20), has moulded cornice; moulded architrave
to door between front and left-hand middle rooms. In
right-hand front room of 3rd storey the gable-wall has C19
wood chimneypiece with shaped wood brackets supporting the
mantelshelf. Roof structure not accessible.

Listing NGR: SS5573933390

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