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97, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0794 / 51°4'45"N

Longitude: -4.0597 / 4°3'34"W

OS Eastings: 255815

OS Northings: 133136

OS Grid: SS558331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCCG

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.D72

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHR+Q4

Entry Name: 97, High Street

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385179

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485641

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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684-1/9/164 (West side)
19/01/51 No.97


House, now shop and storerooms. Mid C18, with C20 addition at
rear. Brick (Flemish bond, front and back), with stone
dressings at the front; painted at the front, exposed red
brick at the back. Slated roof, hipped front and back.
Red-brick chimney on left side wall.
Ground floor gutted for shop use. Former plan consists of a
single room front and back with small dogleg staircase in
centre; behind stair to left is a closet. Many of the rooms
have been sub-divided in C19.
3 storeys with roof-garret; C20 addition single-storeyed.
3-window range. Late C20 shop front in ground storey, rising
to cills of 2nd-storey windows. Both upper storeys have
windows with segmental gauged arches having large keystones
carved with grotesque masks. Flush frames with barred sashes,
except for C19 French window in middle of 2nd storey, this
having 5 full panes with margin panes in each leaf. 2nd-storey
sashes have 6 panes above and 9 below; 3rd storey sashes
8-paned. 2nd storey flanked by brick pilasters with stone
capitals and a section of pulvinated frieze above each.
Moulded stone cornice at cill level in 3rd storey, breaking
forward over the pilasters. More pilasters flanking 3rd
storey, rising above eaves-level to carry large urns. Between
them a swept parapet. Dormer window with slate-hung sides.
Rear wall has windows with segmental brick arches; 6-pane
sashes in flush frames. Middle 3rd-storey window blocked up,
together with lower parts of window to left and of both
2nd-storey windows; C20 doorway inserted to left of 2nd
storey. Dormer window.
INTERIOR: first floor has probably mid/late eighteenth-century
decorated plaster ceiling with seed husk motif and ribbon
knots. Ceiling over former stair has moulded plaster cornice
of c1700.

Listing NGR: SS5581533136

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