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Latitude: 51.0813 / 51°4'52"N
Longitude: -4.0619 / 4°3'42"W
OS Eastings: 255667
OS Northings: 133356
OS Grid: SS556333
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.D4T1
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.CCQ
Entry Name: Building on South West Corner of Gammon Lane
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385380
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485842
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
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
SS5533SE TULY STREET
684-1/7/253 (North East side)
31/08/88 Building on south-west corner of
Showrooms of M Square & Sons, Implement, Manure & Cake
Merchants, now offices. 1903. By Alexander Lauder.
Cream-coloured brick with dressings of blue brick, stone and
terracotta. Slated roof with red ridge-tiles; gablet at left
end, gable with cream-coloured brick chimney at right end.
Broad, oblong plan, originally the front building to ranges of
warehouses and stables.
2 storeys. Arcaded 7-bay front consisting of a series of
segmental blue-brick arches springing from giant pilasters on
blue-brick pedestals, the pilasters with moulded stone
capitals and bases. 2nd bay from each end has broader
pilasters with taller superimposed pilasters rising to support
entablatures and triangular pediments at eaves level.
Left-hand entablature has ESTABLISHED 1875 carved on its
frieze and a terracotta scene of ploughing set into the
pediment. Right-hand entablature has ERECTED 1903 on the
frieze and a terracotta scene of reaping in the pediment.
Space within the arches was originally almost entirely glazed.
Ground storey now altered, except for twisted iron
guard-rails. All original windows remain in upper storey;
glazing bars form medieval style pattern with 2 round-headed
lights surmounted by a small circular one.
INTERIOR: not inspected, but it is known to contain a fine
timber roof with queen struts, arch braces and shaped raking
HISTORICAL NOTE: the building occupies an important site
facing the cattle market and the castle mound. Alexander
Lauder was a Barnstaple architect whose pupils included WR
Lethaby. Ravelin Manor (qv), which he designed for himself, is
(Lamplugh L: Barnstaple: 1983-: 113).
Listing NGR: SS5566733356
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