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Number 1 and House Adjoining on Right with Attached Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0777 / 51°4'39"N

Longitude: -4.0576 / 4°3'27"W

OS Eastings: 255959

OS Northings: 132940

OS Grid: SS559329

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DKWF

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.M18

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHR+3X

Entry Name: Number 1 and House Adjoining on Right with Attached Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385351

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485813

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: Barnstaple Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/4/232 (South East side)
19/01/51 No.1
and house adjoining on right, with
attached walls and railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
(Normanton House) and house
adjoining (Queen Anne House))


Formerly known as: No.1 Normanton House and House occupied by
Pair of houses of one build, now offices and flats. c1800.
Solid rendered walls. Slated roofs. Red brick and rendered
No.1 is double-fronted and double-depth with centre entrance
passage leading to staircase at rear. Upper floor is 3 rooms
deep, which seems to be the original arrangement. House to
right is probably closely similar, but with an original or
near-original rear wing to right. Between the 2 houses is an
open passage with room over it, now belonging to the
right-hand house.
2 storeys, with garret (probably a later insertion) at
right-hand house. Each house 3-window range, that to right
with additional window over the centre passage. Round-arched
centre doorways with flanking Doric columns supporting
sections of triglyph frieze; open triangular pediments with
modillions; 8-panelled doors with centre bead-moulding; cobweb
fanlight at right-hand house. Windows have 8-paned sashes,
except that the lower ground-storey sashes have 12 panes.
Giant pilaster at each end of pair. Raised band between
storeys. Moulded top cornice and blocking-course, breaking
forward over the pilasters. Plain round-arched opening to
centre passage. Rear elevation has barred sashes, including
round-arched stair window. At right-hand house the main
building and wing have brackets supporting the gutters,
possibly the remains of an original eaves cornice.
INTERIOR: only No.1 inspected. Ground-storey rooms have
6-panelled doors. The 2 right-hand rooms well preserved; dados
with moulded rails and skirting, boxed cornices, grey marble
chimneypiece at front, similar wooden one at rear, panelled
shutters at front. Left-hand front room has grey marble
chimneypiece. Geometric wood stair with voluted foot and
shaped step-ends; 2 thin square wood balusters with 3
horizontal bars between them.
Upper-floor landing has groin-vaulted ceiling springing from 4
pilasters, 4-panelled doors with raised mouldings on the
panels; front and rear left-hand rooms have original moulded
wooden chimneypieces; right-hand front room has a stone one
with bracketed shelf.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: at the front the houses have small raised
gardens with rendered retaining walls. Small sections of iron
railing remain, those at the right-hand house with lily
finials to the standards.
A good and well-presented pair of early C19 houses.

Listing NGR: SS5595932940

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