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Latitude: 51.0757 / 51°4'32"N
Longitude: -4.0546 / 4°3'16"W
OS Eastings: 256164
OS Northings: 132711
OS Grid: SS561327
Mapcode National: GBR KR.DDNH
Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.N7N
Entry Name: Union Terrace
Listing Date: 19 January 1951
Last Amended: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385218
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485680
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
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
SS5632 LITCHDON STREET
684-1/5/202 (North East side)
19/01/51 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive) Union Terrace
(Formerly Listed as:
TAW VALE PARADE
Nos.1 TO 5 & 6 (Consecutive)
Terrace of 6 houses, partly converted into flats. c1810.
Smooth-rendered; natural slate roofs, gabled at ends; stacks
with brick and rendered shafts and old terracotta
chimney-pots; cast-iron rainwater goods. Symmetrical terrace
of double-depth mirror-plan houses.
3 storeys, the centre 2 houses with a taller roofline.
Originally symmetrical 2:2:2:2:2:2-window range. The central 2
houses are treated as one entity with left and right
pilasters, a moulded cornice below the parapet and an 8-bay
Doric verandah with balcony with heart-shaped panels with
anthemion motif to the railings. Central front doors with 6
fielded panels and fanlights with spider-web glazing bars.
Front doors flanked by round-headed niches with similar niches
at each end of the block and one probably original 8 over
12-pane sash to right of centre. 4 first-floor French windows
onto the balcony have glazing bars and margin panes; 4
first-floor 4-pane sashes.
The flanking blocks each consist of 2 houses, the outer houses
entered on the returns. The inner house of each pair has
channelled rustication on the ground floor and a front door
towards the centre of the range, with 6 fielded panels with
fanlights with spoke glazing bars. 4-bay Chinese Chippendale
timber verandah on ground floor with lattice iron railings
above and first-floor 5-bay verandah (No.2 glazed-in) with
lead tent roof and French windows. First-floor 2-pane sashes.
Outer houses (Nos 1 & 6) have similar Chinese Chippendale
verandahs on the ground floor (with slight variations) with
lattice iron railing to balcony above. No.1 has ground- and
first-floor 6 over 9-pane sashes and 12-pane first-floor
sashes, modern entrance on return. No.6 has 16-pane
ground-floor sashes; French windows onto the balcony; 16-pane
second-floor sashes; good projecting porch on right return
with fluted pilasters and a pedimented gable; doorcase has
panelled reveals and fanlight with spoke glazing bars. 2-light
Gothic arched window in right gable.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to retain features of
This is an attractive terrace with similarities to Nos 3-11
Taw Vale Parade (qv).
Listing NGR: SS5616432711
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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