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Trafalgar Lawn (Terrace) and Attached Rear Courtyard Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0729 / 51°4'22"N

Longitude: -4.0515 / 4°3'5"W

OS Eastings: 256371

OS Northings: 132397

OS Grid: SS563323

Mapcode National: GBR KR.DMFT

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.X16

Entry Name: Trafalgar Lawn (Terrace) and Attached Rear Courtyard Walls

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485708

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

SS5632SW NEWPORT ROAD, Newport
684-1/5/268 (South West side)
19/01/51 Nos.1-7 (Consec) Trafalgar Lawn
(terrace) and attached rear
courtyard walls

GV II

Terrace of 7 houses. Early C19. Solid rendered walls. Slated
roofs. Rendered chimneys on end and party walls, except that
the end chimneys at Nos 1-3 are of exposed red brick (probably
rebuilt). Terrace lies at right angles to Newport Road with a
large lawned area in front of it. It consists of a large
centre house (No.4) with a 3-house terrace loosely linked to
it at either side. To left the link takes the form of a
single-storey corridor. To right it is the enclosing wall of a
courtyard giving access to No.4 (through the latter's side
wall).
EXTERIORS: 2 storeys with semi-basements; garret at No.4 with
probably inserted garrets at Nos 1, 2 & 5. The terrace is
designed as a piece of architecture in the grand manner. In
the centre No.4 receives considerable emphasis and has loftier
storey-heights, while at each end Nos 1 & 7 are given a slight
projection. No.4 is 4-window range, the 2 centre windows set
in a projection finished with a triangular pediment. In front
of the ground storey is a portico with Greek Doric columns;
this breaks forward in front of the centrepiece where it is
supported by paired columns at each end, a further column
supporting each end of the whole portico. Between its columns
is a C20 iron railing with Masonic symbols. The portico stands
on a raised terrace with openings (2 segmental-headed ones
flanked by 2 with flat heads) giving light to the
semi-basement windows. On top of the portico is a patterned
iron balcony railing. The whole front is flanked by giant
panelled pilaster rising to an entablature with triangular
pediment over the centrepiece.
French windows throughout with tall transom-lights, all
small-paned and with margin panes; ground-storey windows have
reeded architraves with flowers in the top corners. Doorway in
right side wall has half-columns with enriched capitals;
entablature with modillioned cornice. Nos 1-3 & 5-7 are
3-window range with centre doorways, the latter with Doric
porches reached by flights of steps. Giant panelled pilasters
between and flanking the fronts, these rising to moulded
cornices with parapets above; No.7 has a modillioned top
cornice. Raised band below cills in upper storey. 6-panelled
doors throughout; top 2 panels now glazed at Nos 6 & 7, top 4
at Nos 2, 3 & 5; whole upper part of door altered at No.1.
Windows have sashes with 8 over 12 panes except that No.1 now
has plain sashes in ground storey, and No.6 has them
throughout. No.7 has sashes with margin panes and, to the
right of the ground storey, a bay window with rounded top
corners to the lights and a moulded top cornice.
The corridor between Nos 3 & 4 is divided into 3 bays by Doric
pilasters. There seems to have been a doorway with plain
imposts in the wider middle bay. The right-hand bay still has
a doorway and fanlight with radial bars. Above the pilasters
runs a tall entablature and parapet. The courtyard wall to
right of No.4 has in its centre a gateway with tall square
piers having ball finials; coping of walls ramps up to them at
either side.
At right-hand end of No.7 is what appears to be a C19
extension, 1 window wide with rusticated pilaster-strip and
bracketed top cornice. At left-hand end of No.1, adjoining
Newport Road, is a single-storey lean-to. Its front is
architecturally treated with a single round-arched window set
in a deep round-arched recess with plain imposts. Above it is
a tall parapet containing a blank oblong panel.
Attached to the front of this feature, along the road
frontage, is a short stretch of wall and a square gate-pier,
the coping of the wall ramped up against the house. The end
wall facing the road has no architectural treatment at all and
was plainly not thought to be of interest. Rear walls,
(visible from Trafalgar Gardens) have small-paned sashes and
round-arched stair windows. INTERIORS not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rear courtyard walls include long
stretches of roughcast cob.

Listing NGR: SS5637332395

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

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