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HER Number:MDV12524
Name:Pill House, Pill Lane, Barnstaple


Large house dating from circa 1700 now divided into flats.


Grid Reference:SS 562 316
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/196
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS53SE56

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVII to XVIII - 1601 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1973, Barnstaple, 46 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV89941.

Pill House. An early 18th century stucco building, altered. Two storeys. Fuller description of pedimented dormers, sash windows, doric pilasters, eaves, cornice etc in list. One good early 18th century panelled room.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Pill House. Large house, divided into flats. c1700, perhaps with an earlier core. Plastered stone rubble; slate roof with lead rolls, hipped at ends; stacks with old brick shafts. Main range has asymmetrically-placed entrance suggesting possible earlier core, rear right wing may have been service wing containing kitchen. 2 storeys and attic. Deep eaves with eaves board; platband at first floor level. Slightly asymmetrical but regular 7-window front with main entrance to left of centre with pilastered doorcase with fluted pilasters and 6-panel door with fielded panels. Semicircular porch hood on carved, scrolled brackets. 12-pane sash windows without horns to the front, except the 2 ground-floor windows to right of the entrance which are 6 over 9 panes. 4 probably c1700 attic windows with pedimented gables and slate-hung sides; glazed with 2-light casements, 8 panes per light. The right return has a slate-roofed single-storey lean-to across the front. INTERIOR: partially inspected. Main range has stick baluster stair of c1830 and the stair hall retains some moulded plaster cornice. Features of interest may survive elsewhere. Date listed: 19th January 1951.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SS53SE56 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV82314.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80543 ]
SDV82314Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SS53SE56. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV89941List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Barnstaple. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 46.

Associated Monuments

MDV95924Related to: Boundary wall to Pill House, Pill Lane, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV23366Related to: Greendale, Pill Lane, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV23362Related to: Medieval Chapel at Pill, Bishops Tawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 3 2013 9:12AM