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HER Number:MDV23415
Name:23 and 24 High Street, Crediton


Early 19th century shops with accommodation over, perhaps a recasting of a mid 18th century building, with mid 19th century shop front.


Grid Reference:SS 831 003
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/112
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387010

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHOP (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Urban District of Crediton, 13 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV39769.

Nos 23 and 24, High Street. Probably 18th century, altered, three storey, three windows, sash with glazing bars, stucco, painted, eaves entablature. No 23, circa 1830-40 shop front with consoles above channelled pilasters, canted square first floor bay with glazing bars and wood cornice.

Mid Devon District Council, 2001, Crediton Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme, Figure 5; plate 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV351389.

An old photograph shows 24 High Street, then Davie's Tea Rooms.

Mid Devon District Council, 2003, Crediton Conservation Area Appraisal, Section 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV345978.

23 High Street is a fine example of one of the 19th century traditional shopfronts which are a distinctive feature of the town centre.

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

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

2 shops with accommodation over. Probably 1820s, perhaps a recasting of a mid C18 builing; mid C19 shop front. Roughcast with a slate roof; end stacks with brick shafts. Plan: Double depth with central passageway. Exterior: 3 storeys. 3-bay front, originally symmetrical above the ground floor. Moulded cornice below low parapet that rises in the centre as a segmental-headed panel. Early C19 sash windows: second floor 4/8-pane in the outer bays; 3/6 in the centre. First floor window left is a 16-pane sash, centre window 12-pane, left hand window a circa late C19 bay with a slate roof and moulded cornice, 16-pane sash may be the early C19 window re-used. The left hand building has a good mid C19 shop front, the design extending across the central passage. The shop front is symmetrical with a central doorway flanked by 2-light windows. Chanelled pilasters with incised fret moulding to left and right of the shop front and flanking the doorway; moulded consoles to the end pilasters support the fascia and a moulded cornice. Slightly recessed glazed shop door with a low fielded panel and (blocked) overlight. The 2-pane round-headed windows with moulded arches are divided into 2 lights each by a half shaft with moulded capital; ornamental wrought iron decoration in the spandrels. The right hand building has a C20 plate glass window with a C20 doorway to the shop to the left. Interior: Not inspected but may retain features of interest

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345978Report - non-specific: Mid Devon District Council. 2003. Crediton Conservation Area Appraisal. Mid Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Section 2.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83916 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351389Report - non-specific: Mid Devon District Council. 2001. Crediton Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme. Mid Devon District Council Report. A4 Grip Bound + Digital. Figure 5; plate 2.
SDV39769List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Urban District of Crediton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 13.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2013 9:24AM