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Birmingham Midshires Building Society

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0784 / 51°4'42"N

Longitude: -4.0583 / 4°3'29"W

OS Eastings: 255911

OS Northings: 133018

OS Grid: SS559330

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCQT

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.DT3

Entry Name: Birmingham Midshires Building Society

Listing Date: 31 December 1973

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485815

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 St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5533SE THE SQUARE
684-1/7/235 (North side)
31/12/73 Birmingham Midshires Building
Society
(Formerly Listed as:
THE SQUARE
(North side)
Bale's Garage)

GV II

House, now offices. Probably early or mid C18, slightly
altered in early/mid C19. Solid rendered walls. Steeply
pitched hipped slated roof. Plan appears to be L-shaped, with
1-room-deep ranges facing S and W. An old photograph shows the
door in the middle of S front.
3 storeys with garret. Each of the 2 fronts is 3-window range.
Ground storey wholly altered with late C20 display windows.
Upper-storey windows have 6-paned sashes in box-frames; centre
windows in each front are blind. Front facing S has
full-height flanking pilasters. Bracketed eaves cornice on
both fronts, continued on return front to right; latter has a
blind window in each storey. Hipped dormer with 2-paned sashes
and boxed eaves cornice, facing south; a late C20 dormer on
the hip at either end.
INTERIOR inspected only on ground floor. This has been wholly
altered in late C20; upper floors also said to be altered.
Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SS5591133018

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

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