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Pilton Church Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0877 / 51°5'15"N

Longitude: -4.0618 / 4°3'42"W

OS Eastings: 255693

OS Northings: 134062

OS Grid: SS556340

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CQV7

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.Z99

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WQQ+37

Entry Name: Pilton Church Hall

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385290

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485752

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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684-1/2/366 (East side)
19/01/51 No.83
Pilton Church Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
(Parish Room))


Formerly known as: Unicorn Inn PILTON STREET Pilton.
House, later an inn, now church hall. Probably late C16, much
altered C19 and early C20; hall added at rear in early C20.
Very thick, roughcast front wall. Right side wall of painted
brick. Tiled roofs. One ridge-tile with an animal crest may be
a reused original; if so it is an exceptionally rare example
of what was once a feature of ridges in Devon towns. 2 early
C20 red brick chimneys on rear wall.
2-room and through-passage, but passage walls have been
rebuilt and so, probably, has the right end wall. Fireplaces
in rear wall.
2 storeys; rear hall single-storeyed. 3-window range. Doorway,
off-centre to left, has late C16 door-frame with flattened
Tudor arch; sunk spandrels, ogee and hollow mouldings; lower
parts of jambs restored; C20 Tudor-style plank door with
moulded ribs. Old, worn doorstep of local stone. 2
ground-storey windows to left; that to right a 12-paned fixed
sash with several panes of old glass and moulded frame; that
to left a double-hung sash with 6 over 6 panes also containing
some old glass. To right of doorway a canted bay window with
C20 6-paned wood casements. At far right-hand end a C19 fixed
12-paned sash, the top left-hand pane with 2 pairs of
H-hinges. Upper-storey windows have 3- and 4-light wood
casements with a single horizontal glazing bar to each light.
Wall-plate/gutter support on shaped brackets.
INTERIOR: passage walls of brick. Ceiling of room to right has
plastered beams with enriched cornices along them and on the
adjacent walls. Front wall has a section of thickly painted,
decorated plaster frieze. C19/C20 plank dado and chimneypiece
of similar date, the latter in rear wall close to the passage.
1973 list description says: 'Matchboarding incorporates some
linenfold panels'; this was not seen, but a portion of the
dado in the bay window was missing.
Upper-storey left-hand room has fireplace with bead-moulded
wood surround in rear wall. 2 exposed roof trusses with
slightly cambered, morticed-and-tenoned collars; slots for
threaded purlins; front principals have slightly curved feet.
Right-hand room not inspected; presumably it contains the
'Remains of plasterwork also to 1st floor room', noted 1973.

Listing NGR: SS5569334062

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