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HER Number:MDV22317
Name:53 and 53a High Street, Totnes

Summary

53 and 53a High Street in Totnes built in the 16th or 17th century as a merchant's house

Location

Grid Reference:SX 800 604
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/121
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 427052

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XV to XVII - 1500 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1978, Totnes, 54 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342722.


Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 113 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

53, High Street in Totnes. The rear has a short upper jointed cruck recorded.


Green, T., 2008, North Gate Lodge, Castle Street, Totnes: Results of an Archaeological Desk-Based Study, 25 (Report - Assessment). SDV342884.


English Heritage, 2009, List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV343181.

53 and 53a High Street in Totnes listed on 7th January 1952 and formerly listed as Number 53. Built in the 16th or 17th century as a merchant's house of "deux corps de batiments" type, remodelled in the later 18th century with modern alterations, but retaining former kitchen block now forming part of ruin house. Welsh slate roof with rendered stacks. Gabled, timber-framed front with moulded strings to second floor and attic. Slate-hung. Mid 19th century sash windows, first floor with strings broken forward to form cornices. Ground floor loggia over pavement with ashlar piers on quoins and modern wooden pillars between carrying entablature. Interior with later 18th century staircase to upper floors with closed string, turned balusters and square newels. Rear first floor room with 18th century mantle to chimneypiece.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 113.
SDV342722List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1978. Totnes. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 54.
SDV342884Report - Assessment: Green, T.. 2008. North Gate Lodge, Castle Street, Totnes: Results of an Archaeological Desk-Based Study. Southwest Archaeology Report. 060915. A4 Stapled + Digital. 25.
SDV343181List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2009. List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83400 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4545 - Assessment of Northgate Lodge, Castle Street, Totnes

Date Last Edited:Mar 5 2014 1:13PM