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South Street Auction Rooms

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0711 / 51°4'15"N

Longitude: -4.0462 / 4°2'46"W

OS Eastings: 256733

OS Northings: 132187

OS Grid: SS567321

Mapcode National: GBR KR.DW7X

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D9.5H0

Plus Code: 9C3Q3XC3+CG

Entry Name: South Street Auction Rooms

Listing Date: 31 December 1973

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485804

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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SS5632 SOUTH STREET, Newport
684-1/5/308 (East side)
31/12/73 South Street Auction Rooms
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Sunday School)


School, now auction rooms. Early/mid C19. Solid rendered
front. Slated roof. 2 rooms wide, 1 room deep; room to left on
each floor considerably the larger.
2 storeys. 5-window range with a large unwindowed space
between the 2nd and 3rd windows from left. Roughly central in
ground storey is a square entrance porch with horizontal
channelling, the voussoirs marked out in the cement.
Round-arched doorway with 3-panelled double doors. Top
entablature with blocking course. Immediately in front of the
right-hand jamb is a large shoescraper. At either side is a
small added closet with rusticated quoins and top cornice; the
top of a former window is visible behind the right-hand
closet. At each end of the ground storey is a triple-sashed
window: 12 over 8 panes in centre, 3 over 2 panes at sides. To
right of the right-hand closet is a blocked doorway. Upper
storey has 4 windows with 6-paned sashes, blind window second
from right. At each end of the front a prominent rusticated
pilaster strip. Plain eaves-board.
INTERIOR: ground floor has plank dado. 6-panelled double-doors
between the rooms. Right-hand room has mid C19 chimneypiece in
rear wall; painted slate with bracketed shelf; cast-iron grate
with original basket, surround of coloured patterned tiles. In
right-hand rear corner of left room an L-shaped wooden
staircase with oblong section balusters. Upper-floor rooms
have moulded wood cornices. Exposed king-post-and-ridge roof
Described in 1973 list as Sunday School dated 1841. No date
now visible. Reputed to have been a British National School.

Listing NGR: SS5673332187

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