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36, Pilton Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0877 / 51°5'15"N

Longitude: -4.0621 / 4°3'43"W

OS Eastings: 255673

OS Northings: 134060

OS Grid: SS556340

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CQS1

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.Z45

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WQQ+35

Entry Name: 36, Pilton Street

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385277

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485739

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/2/357 (West side)
19/01/51 No.36


House, early C17 with early C18 refurbishment. Formerly a
single dwelling with No.37 (qv) adjoining to the N, but the 2
buildings are said to have been rented and treated separately
until 1711 (Reed, p.149). Owned by the Pilton United
Mass wall construction, front elevation roughcast, rear
elevation partly slate-hung; left end and rear stack with
brick shafts; cast-iron rainwater goods.
L-plan. Front block 2 rooms wide with a cross passage:
principal heated room to left of passage. 2 unheated service
rooms to right, one behind the other, framed stair to rear of
service rooms. Rear left wing gives another large heated room,
presumably the kitchen.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window range with moulded eaves
brackets. Fine C17 ovolo-moulded, stopped door frame to right
of centre: front door with 6 fielded panels. 3 ground-floor
C18 or C19 16-pane sash windows, 3 first-floor 12-pane sash
windows. Rear wing has one ground- and one first-floor 5-light
C17 casement, the mullions chamfered on the inside and
ovolo-moulded on the exterior. C17 door frame to rear of
passage with C17 door with cover strips.
INTERIOR: remarkably complete with a wealth of historic
features. Passage flanked by (painted) oak plank-and-muntin
screens with scroll stops; C17 doorways into all ground-floor
rooms. Ground floor front right has complete single rib
ceiling, enriched with sprays, original stair has turned
balusters and newel posts. First floor has set of C17
ovolo-moulded door-frames into upper rooms. First-floor
right-hand room has a C17 decorated plaster frieze, left-hand
room has an early C18 eared chimneypiece with a triglyph
HISTORICAL NOTE: the earliest documentation for the house,
mentioned by Reed (p70), is in a Trust Deed of 1577 in which
several Pilton charities were merged. It was rented to a
succession of wealthy clothiers. From 1711 to 1845 it was
rented out as one dwelling with No.37 (qv).
(Reed MA: Pilton, its Past and Present: Barnstaple: 1985-:

Listing NGR: SS5567334060

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