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93, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0796 / 51°4'46"N

Longitude: -4.0599 / 4°3'35"W

OS Eastings: 255805

OS Northings: 133161

OS Grid: SS558331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCB9

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.D4S

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHR+R3

Entry Name: 93, High Street

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385177

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485639

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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684-1/7/162 (West side)
31/08/88 No.93


House with shop. 1850. By RD Gould of Barnstaple. Side walls
retain earlier work, including some of at least C17. Stone
rubble, rendered externally. Slated roof.
Gallery-and-back-block, apparently rebuilt in this form in
1850. Front block partitions removed, but position of chimneys
suggests the plan was one room wide and 2 long rooms deep.
Back block 3 rooms deep, the room at the front divided from
the others by a stone wall. Courtyard between the blocks
infilled in ground storey; C19 gallery to left in upper
storeys. Former kitchen at rear of back block.
3 storeys. one window wide. Shop front had been removed by
1993. 2nd storey has tripartite window with narrow
side-lights. Panelled flanking pilasters support entablature
with enriched frieze and dentilled cornice; latter is broken
in centre by a segmental pediment on moulded consoles. Window
contains coloured leaded glass. Similar window in 3rd storey,
but here a deep panelled frieze is surmounted above the whole
window by a triangular pediment, this breaking forward from a
moulded top cornice and blocking-course. In centre of pediment
is a wreath. Barred sashes with 4 panes in the centre and 2 at
the sides; moulded cill continued as a plain band across whole
INTERIOR: was being substantially rebuilt at time of
inspection. Walls were stripped of plaster, showing high up on
left side wall of front block, about half-way down, the
chamfered stone frame of a former window. In front section of
back block is a C19 wooden dogleg stair with closed strings,
column newels and thin square balusters (most missing). Front
block has king-post-and-ridge roof. Back block has A-frame
roof without tie beam, collars pegged to faces of principal
rafters. All rear windows have small-paned late C20 wood
HISTORICAL NOTE: builder says that in cellar and behind
ground-storey panelling he found the name D (or B?) A Lilley
in C19 handwriting with date 1850. The house stands in the
middle of a long row of listed buildings. Until 1959 it
belonged to the Barnstaple Bridge Trust. In 1857 the occupants
were William Lilley & Co, linen and woollen drapers.
(Cruse JB: The Long Bridge of Barnstaple: Barnstaple: 1982-:
17, 28-9 (PL); Billing M: Directory of Devon: 1857-: 239).

Listing NGR: SS5579533154

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