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99, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0793 / 51°4'45"N

Longitude: -4.0596 / 4°3'34"W

OS Eastings: 255825

OS Northings: 133125

OS Grid: SS558331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCDL

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.D9B

Entry Name: 99, High Street

Listing Date: 31 December 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385181

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485643

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: 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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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS558331SE HIGH STREET
684-1/9/166 (West side)
31/12/73 No.99

GV II

House, now offices. Probably early C18, remodelled and shop
front inserted mid C19. Rendered front, probably brick or
timber-framing; thick rear wall to front block, probably
stone. Slated roof, hipped to street. Late C19 red brick
chimney on left side wall.
Front range one room wide and 2 rooms deep; rear room
subdivided and in 3rd storey has newel stair to roof space in
left-hand section, possibly the position of the whole original
staircase.
Short rear wing in 2 builds to left. Front section has
early/mid C19 staircase to right. Rear section extends across
whole width of plot, creating a small courtyard/light-well
behind front block.
3 storeys. 2-window range. Ground storey has well-preserved
mid C19 shop front, probably the best of its date now
surviving in Barnstaple. Consists of a pair of canted display
window with recessed doorway between them; house door to
right. Whole shop section flanked by panelled pilasters above
which are ornate bracketed blocks decorated with lion-heads;
entablature between them. Display windows have a single row of
horizontal glazing bars, heads of lights have curved corners
with sunk spandrels. Three-quarter-glazed double shop doors
with solid moulded panels at the bottom. Upper-storey windows
have moulded architraves with decorated top corners; plain
sashes. Front flanked by raised quoins. Dentilled top cornice
and parapet, the former broken by a triangular projecting
clock; each of 2 faces has a triangular pediment with Gothic
panelling in the centre, and a crenellated base.
INTERIOR: ground-storey rooms wholly altered, except that
entrance passage survives to right. Wood staircase with narrow
open well rises from 2nd to 3rd storey; thin square balusters,
column-newels with small turned pendants. Second-storey front
room has early/mid C19 painted wood chimneypiece with moulded
surround. Front wing room has moulded cornice, possibly early
C18.
Rear section of wing has roughly-chamfered ceiling beam,
8-paned sash-window to light well. 3rd-storey front room has
early/mid C19 chimneypiece with painted wood surround;
enriched iron basket grate. Stair to roof space has octagonal
wood newel; room adjoining has early C18 two-panelled door
with raised-and-fielded panels having one-fillet
ovolo-mouldings. Roof of front block has heavy principal
rafters, through-purlins and ridge; no evidence of collars.
Front has been hipped back later and rough, straight
windbraces added.

Listing NGR: SS5582533125

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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