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Latitude: 51.0841 / 51°5'2"N
Longitude: -4.0547 / 4°3'16"W
OS Eastings: 256182
OS Northings: 133652
OS Grid: SS561336
Mapcode National: GBR KR.CSSF
Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.263
Entry Name: Derby Lace Works and S and T Barnstaple
Listing Date: 31 December 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385385
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485847
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
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
SS5633 VICARAGE STREET
684-1/3/257 (North side)
31/12/73 Derby Lace Works, S & T Barnstaple
Lace factory, now used for storage. 1825 (old list
description). Built for John Boden, `additions of 1874 and
later' (Pevsner), fire-damaged in 1972 (Pevsner). Painted
English bond brick; slate roof behind parapet. Large
rectangular building, part of an industrial complex.
Originally 4 storeys, partly reduced to 3 storeys after the
1972 fire. Regular 12-bay front, the 3 left-hand bays
4-storey. Segmental-headed windows glazed with 3-light C20
casements. Ground floor right has round-headed doorway to the
right with 3 orders to the architrave, keyblock and pilastered
jambs. Second doorway, probably converted from window in the
4th and 5th bay from the right.
The 4-storey section at the left has one ground and one
first-floor doorway and a second-floor loft doorway converted
from a window. This section of the factory has an external
iron staircase on fancy cast-iron brackets. Stack with
cylindrical shaft at left end.
INTERIOR: fireproof construction with cast-iron columns and
shallow brick vaulting arches.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the factory was lit by a cupola before the
fire of 1972. The Derby Lace Works were opened in 1825 by
Boden, who had been a partner of John Heathcoat of Tiverton.
By 1830 the Derby Lace Works were employing 1,000 people and
the surrounding terraced housing was built for the workers.
Included for historic interest as the centrepiece of the C19
development in this part of Barnstaple, in spite of the fire
damage, (Pevsner, p.158).
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Devon: London:
Listing NGR: SS5618233652
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