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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
Plus Code: 9C3Q3WGV+WM
Entry Name: Garden Walls to Allotment to Rear of Penrose Almshouses
Listing Date: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385216
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485678
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North Devon
Town: 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
SS5632 LITCHDON STREET
684-1/5/201 (North East side)
Garden walls to allotment to rear of
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
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