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HER Number:MDV23433
Name:78 and 79 High Street, Crediton


Pair of adjoining houses, probably 1820s, with modern shopfronts on the ground floor. Three storeys to the front, four to the rear.


Grid Reference:SS 827 003
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/130
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387035

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACED HOUSE (Early, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Urban District of Crediton, 19 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV39769.

Nos 77 to 79, High Street. Early/mid 19th century terrace of three houses. Stuccoed. Slate roofs stepped down hill, wide eaves with shaped brackets. No 77 on corner has curved angle. Three storeys. Three windows, sashes with glazing bars. Flat pilasters from ground to eaves between each house. Two narrow doorways with rectangular fanlights. No 79 has modern shopfront. Included for group value.

Google, 2013, Google Streetview (Website). SDV350787.

Both houses have modern shopfronts to ground floor.

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

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

Pair of adjoining houses, No 79 altered to include a shop on the ground floor. Probably 1820s.Stuccoed and blocked out; slate roof; end stacks with brick shafts in party walls. Plan: Double depth, one room wide.The ground drops away to the rear where the houses have an extra storey and rear access with a service yard. Exterior: 3 storeys to the front, 4 to the rear. Each house has a one-window front and deep eaves on elaborately-shaped brackets. Pilaster between the houses (actually on the right end of No 78) has a sunk moulding with an arched head, No 79 has a plain right end pilaster. No 78 has a 5-panel front door with an overlight with geometric glazing bars (matching No 77, q.v.). Windows in the centre, the first floor window re-glazed with a late C19/early C20 2-pane sash with margin panes, second floor window a 3-light casement, 2 panes per light. No 79 preserves its original windows on the first and second floor: a 12-pane sash and 3/6-pane sash. The ground floor has a C20 plate glass shop window canted in towards a door at the right. Both houses have small round-headed rear stair windows, No 78 with stained glass. Interior: Not inspected but features of interest likely to survive. Group value with listed buildings on both sides of the High Street. The tall rear elevations, overlooking small gardens and a service area paved with irregular volcanic trap stones, contributes to an attractive urban group

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: #83935 ]
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV39769List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Urban District of Crediton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV92178Related to: 77 High Street, Crediton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 3 2013 1:53PM