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Queen Annes Walk

A Grade I Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0791 / 51°4'44"N

Longitude: -4.0615 / 4°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 255690

OS Northings: 133110

OS Grid: SS556331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DBX0

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.KHZ

Entry Name: Queen Annes Walk

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385370

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485832

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: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5533SE THE STRAND
684-1/7/247 (South West side)
19/01/51 Queen Anne's Walk

GV I

Exchange, now provided with public seats. 1708 (dated statue),
possibly re-using earlier columns (Pevsner); roof probably
1859. Building has been attributed to William Talman
(Pevsner); restored 1986 by Herbert Read.
Cream freestone (probably Beerstone); hipped slate roof with
lead rolls.
Originally a single colonnade, facing the quay (inlet since
filled in). Building (separately listed) attached to rear of
colonnade in 1859, perhaps replacing something earlier.
10-bay colonnade, left return with blind wall, right return
open. Inside the colonnade 2 doorways and 2 into attached
building.
Single-storey. Sumptuously decorated. Fluted Tuscan columns,
paired at left and right ends, support an entablature with
pulminated frieze, parapet above, divided into rectangles with
carved armorial bearings and decorated with urns. 6th bay from
left broken forward with 2 pairs of fluted stone pillars
supporting a bracketed pedestal, carved with armorial bearings
and trophies, with a larger-than-lifesize statue of Queen Anne
holding an orb and sceptre. Plaque below statue records that
it was given by Robert Rolle of Stevenstone in 1708. Below
this structure is the Tome Stone (qv), placed here in 1909.
Inside colonnade rear wall decorated with plain pilasters.
Boarded roof to colonnade supported on c1859 cast-iron trusses
with roundel decoration.
HISTORICAL NOTE: an exceptional survival of Barnstaple's
flourishing mercantile history.

Listing NGR: SS5569033110

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

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