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HER Number:MDV23449
Name:3 to 6 Market Street, Crediton


A terrace of four houses, now in use as commercial buildings, circa 1836, part of a substantial development centred on moving the market from the High Street.


Grid Reference:SS 832 003
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/146
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (XIX - 1830 AD to 1839 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Urban District of Crediton, 26 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV39769.

Nos 2 to 6, Market Street. Early to mid 19th century, adjoining Ship Hotel and in same style, three storey, red brick houses with patent stone architraves and dressings. Arched second floor windows with radial bars at heads. No 2 has Ionic doorcase, other doorways are round headed with rusticated jambs and archivolts. Part of lay-out contemporary with the market (1836).

Mid Devon District Council, 2003, Crediton Conservation Area Appraisal, Section 2; photo 5 (Report - non-specific). SDV345978.

The Italianate detailing of these brickbuildings is exceptional in the context of a provincial market town.

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

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

Formerly Listed as: Market Street Nos.2-6 (Consecutive)
Terrace of 4 houses, now in use as commercial buildings. c.1836, part of a substantial development centred on moving the market from the High Street. Flemish bond red brick; slate roofs behind parapet; axial stacks with corbelled brick shafts. Italianate style. Plan: probably double depth, each house 1 room wide with an entrance to the left in a slightly projecting block. Exterior: 3 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:2:2:2-bay front with a left end pilaster and platbands at first and second floor level carried out round the pilaster, as is the moulded cornice below the parapet. Each house is broken forward in the left hand bay, which is narrower, and contains the front door. Rusticated quoins to a round-headed doorway with panelled reveals and a 4-panel door with a fanlight with teardrop glazing. Above the front door a high-transomed small pane casement with margin panes; second floor round-headed sash window with spoke glazing bars. The right hand bay has a segmental headed recess around the window, which is a 12-pane segmental-headed sash with a moulded architrave. First floor window above is a 12-pane sash, also with moulded architrave; second floor window matches that in the left hand bay. Nos 3 and 4 are very complete. No 5 has a blocked door and has lost its fanlight. No 6 has a replaced door and a plainer fanlight with spoke glazing bars. Interior: Not inspected but may retain features of interest. The market area development is surprisingly sophisticated for a small provincial town and the surviving buildings form an important group.

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; photo 5.
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: #83951 ]
SDV39769List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Urban District of Crediton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 26.

Associated Monuments

MDV88538Related to: 2 Market Street, Crediton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2013 3:27PM