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88, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0799 / 51°4'47"N

Longitude: -4.0601 / 4°3'36"W

OS Eastings: 255791

OS Northings: 133189

OS Grid: SS557331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DC80

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.D2H

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHQ+WX

Entry Name: 88, High Street

Listing Date: 31 December 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485634

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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684-1/7/157 (West side)
31/12/73 No.88


House, now shop. Early or mid C17, remodelled early C18; early
C19 shop front. Painted brick front in Flemish bond. Rear and
gallery walls rendered, possibly timber-framed. Front wall of
back block is of painted brick in 2nd storey. Left side wall
(where exposed) is of stone rubble. Hipped slated roof with
rear gable, latter set back slightly from rear wall face. Back
block has slated roof parallel to street. Front block one room
wide and 2 rooms deep, with staircase to right of rear room.
Gallery behind rear room, linking up with back block. The
courtyard and back block have been incorporated into one deep
shop in ground storey.
Front block and gallery 3-storeyed; back block 2-storeyed.
2-window range. Shop front has projecting display window with
rounded corners. Half-glazed shop door to left, its lower part
with 2 moulded solid panels. Plain display window to right,
probably replacing the original house door. Pilasters at
either end, supporting entablature across the whole shop
front. Upper-storey windows have 6-paned sashes in moulded
flush frames. Those in 2nd storeys have segmental arches;
those in 3rd storey have simple iron window-box holders. Boxed
cornice at top; probably an eaves cornice originally, but
there now appears to be a low parapet above it.
INTERIOR: ground storey wholly altered, although there is
reported to be an early fireplace concealed in left side wall.
In 2nd storey the front room has a late C18 round-arched
cupboard in left side wall, each of the double doors with 3
panels having 2-fillet ovolo-mouldings. At the back of it a
piece of mid C17 panelling; small oblong panels with
bolection-moulded surrounds, frieze with strapwork.
Rear room has original fireplace with heavy wood lintel in
left side wall; moulding cut away, but plain jambs with
squared stones survive. To left of it, blocked by the
partition wall between front and back rooms, is the wooden
lintel of another early fireplace, chamfered with run-out
stops. Wooden geometrical C18/C19 staircase, rising to 3rd
storey and originally descending to ground storey; thin square
balusters, moulded nosings to treads.
3rd-storey front room has in left side wall late C18 wooden
chimneypiece with moulded architrave and bead-moulded,
segmental-headed surround; C19 mantelshelf on moulded corbels.
6-panelled C16/C17 door to landing, the stiles and rails
moulded on landing side; butterfly hinges. Rear room has
original fireplace in left side wall; plain jambs of squared
stones, heavy chamfered wood lintel with scroll-stops. Roof
timbers boxed in. The gallery and back block have no visible
earl features, but some may be concealed under plaster.

Listing NGR: SS5579333189

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