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HER Number:MDV23686
Name:20 Foss Street, Dartmouth


Shop with house above. The front block probably has a 17th century core with a late 19th century front, and the rear block is probably 17th century with 19th century alterations.


Grid Reference:SX 877 514
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/139
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387263

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Dartmouth, 24 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV155627.

Stephenson, G., 2001, Archaeological Desk Top Study: Flavel Centre, Dartmouth (Report - Assessment). SDV319967.

Ordnance Survey, 2008, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV340009.

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

Shop with house above, rear block has flats above the shop. Rear block is probably 17th with 19th century alterations; front block probably has 17th century core and is older than late 19th century front with some 20th century modernisation. Mixed construction; main window fronts are of plastered timber-framing, others are of stone rubble; stack in party wall with rendered chimneyshafts and some old pots; slate roofs. Plan: Front block house 2 rooms deep. Rear block was originally one or 2 rooms each floor. Layout altered 19th and 20th century. Exterior: 3 storeys, rear block with attics. Late 19th century two-window front. Partly-modernised timber shop front with recessed central doorway, now open under plain overlight to central passage back to 20th century doorway. Fascia with large ornamental end brackets and moulded cornice with cast-iron crest which is carried round base of first-floor oriel window, canted with moulded timber cornice and containing large front horned 4-pane sash window; 2 smaller sashes on second floor. Plain eaves to hipped roof. Rear block faces north with irregular fenestration; some undistinguished 20th century casements but also several 19th century twelve-pane sashes (including a row of 3 at first-floor level), pair of 3/6-pane sashes at second-floor level and gable has an 8-pane sash. The rear of the front-block side wall also contains 12-pane sashes to the upper floors. Interior: Most of the ground floor shows the results of 19th and 20th century modernisations, but the rear of the right shop is under the rear block and here joists of large scantling and 17th century appearance are exposed. History: Foss Street marks the line of a medieval dam, which included a tidal mill. The mill pool was filled in and developed around 1820-1830, although houses were built along the Foss from the 17th century onwards.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155627List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 24.
SDV319967Report - Assessment: Stephenson, G.. 2001. Archaeological Desk Top Study: Flavel Centre, Dartmouth. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project 4995. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV340009Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2008. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84144 ]
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2013 10:27AM