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Garden Walls to Allotment to Rear of Penrose Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0773 / 51°4'38"N

Longitude: -4.0559 / 4°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 256079

OS Northings: 132901

OS Grid: SS560329

Mapcode National: GBR KR.DDB0

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.MQ8

Entry Name: Garden Walls to Allotment to Rear of Penrose Almshouses

Listing Date: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385216

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485678

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

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 Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5632 LITCHDON STREET
684-1/5/201 (North East side)
Garden walls to allotment to rear of
Penrose Almshouses

GV II

Garden walls to allotment rear of Penrose Almshouses (qv).
Probably C17. Cob with slate coping. The walls enclose a large
garden behind the almshouses, with access from the almshouse
court via a passageway, suggesting that the garden is
contemporary with the almshouses, completed 1627.
Tall brown cob walls with some unfortunate C20 cement repair.
HISTORICAL NOTE: cob buildings are known from the High Street
in Barnstaple, nevertheless; it is an unusual urban building
material and important to the fine C17 almshouse complex.

Listing NGR: SS5608132901

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

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