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HER Number:MDV23459
Name:16 and 17 St Lawrence Green, Crediton


House, divided into two, including impressively long rear wing consisting of former stables. Early 17th century or earlier origins, probably originally a farmhouse, it is one of the earliest surviving buildings in the town, which was largely destroyed by fire in 1743.


Grid Reference:SS 827 004
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/156
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387098

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Urban District of Crediton, 32 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV39769.

Nos 16 and 17, St Lawrence Green. Early 19th century, two storey, stucco pair, coupled brackets at eaves, sash windows with glazing bars, some three-light. Wood doorcases with entablatures, No 16, incised lines on pilasters, No 17, six-panel door with panelled reveals.

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

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

House, divided into 2, including outbuildings adjoining No 17. Early C17 or earlier origins, probably originally a farmhouse, later a coaching house, recast as 2 houses in the early C18 (documentation in the possession of owner) and refronted in the early C19. Stuccoed cob; slate roof; axial and 2 rear lateral stacks with brick shafts. Plan: Originally 3-room and through passage plan, higher end to the left (east), in No 16. A short rear wing at right angles to No 16 fronts onto Martin's Lane with a carriageway leading to a yard at the rear. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3:2 window south front with regular fenestration. No 16, to the left, has an early C19 front door with doorcase to right of centre. Doorcase with pilasters with incised fret decoration, flat porch hood with moulded cornice, recessed panelled front door. To the right of the front door one ground and one first floor tripartite sash, 12-pane in the centre, 4-pane in the outer lights. The left return of No 16 has a probably late C18 16-pane first floor sash with a moulded architrave over a wide carriageway. The cartway has boarded spandrels and a pair of C19 boarded doors with a wicket in one of them. The south front of No 17 is approximately symmetrical. Recessed 6-panel door with the top panels fielded; moulded doorcase with panelled reveals, shallow consoles, a rectangular panel over the lintel and a moulded cornice above the panel. Left hand windows, one to each floor, early C19 16-pane sashes (these are sited in the bay of the former through passage); right hand windows tripartite sashes matching those on No 16. Impressively long rear wing consists of former stables with stable doors and loft windows. Cob wall beyond contains ventilation slits blocked with brick, which was the wall of a (demolished) rope-making shop with a timber structure above the cob wall with gable end louvres and fittings for rope-twisting. Interior: No 16 (not fully inspected) has an entrance into a passage. Features of interest, C19 or possibly concealed and earlier are likely to survive. No 17 includes the former through passage, to left of the present front door which leads into a passage entrance. C18 stair with a flat moulded handrail rises from the rear with a blocked round-headed rear stair window. Several early C18 2-panel doors survive with HL hinges and moulded doorcases. First floor front right room retains an early C18 timber chimney-piece with an eared architrave. Roof: Apex not inspected but principal rafters showing in the first floor rooms of No 17 suggest an A-frame type. This house is one of the earliest surviving in the town, which was largely destroyed by fire in 1743.It is notable for its good early C19 front and unconverted outbuildings of interest.

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: #83961 ]
SDV39769List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Urban District of Crediton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 32.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2013 3:52PM