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43 and 44, Newport Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0714 / 51°4'16"N

Longitude: -4.0459 / 4°2'45"W

OS Eastings: 256759

OS Northings: 132219

OS Grid: SS567322

Mapcode National: GBR KR.DWBD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D9.5L5

Entry Name: 43 and 44, Newport Road

Listing Date: 31 December 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385225

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485687

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: Newport

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5632 NEWPORT ROAD, Newport
684-1/5/273 (North East side)
31/12/73 Nos.43 AND 44

GV II

2 adjoining houses, originally one. Mid C16 with later
alterations. Rendered mass wall construction; slate roof
gabled at ends; front lateral stack with rendered shaft;
cast-iron rainwater goods.
Appears to be a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house, the
hall, to the left (No.43) truncated (abuts a late C19 house)
with inner room missing. It is possible that the house had an
open hall. Stair now rises to rear of left-hand room (the
hall). The lower end has one small unheated room in No.43,
probably buttery and a larger room, probably the former
kitchen in No.44 (inaccessible at time of survey).
Asymmetrical 6-window range. No.43 has a front door to right
of the lateral stack with a chamfered oak surround and canted
ground-floor bay to its right with 12-pane sash in the centre
and 8-pane in the side lights. Window and door are covered by
a deep slate pentice. Small-pane window to left of stack. 3
first-floor 12-pane sashes. No.44 has a central front door
with glazed panels and a pretty projecting porch hood.
Ground-floor window right is a canted bay with projecting
cornice, glazed with fixed windows with glazing bars. Other
windows unfortunately reglazed with plastic windows.
INTERIOR: No.43 inspected. Retains historic features of
interest including plank and muntin screen to either side of
the entrance passage with a third screen to the party wall
with No.44. The left-hand partition is also thought to have
been timber at one time. Fireplace with replaced lintel has
some evidence of former bread oven; chamfered stopped cross
beams. One probably reused door jamb on the first floor is
marked with complex carpenters' marks. Roof construction has
probable C16 trusses with steeply cambered collars and
straight principal rafters, apex not seen. It is not clear
whether the trusses are sooted or not.
This is an important historic building in the old centre of
Newport.


Listing NGR: SS5675932219

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

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