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HER Number:MDV24277
Name:Myrtle House, 49a Fore Street, Kingsbridge


Former school, originally a 17th century building with a three bay arcade to ground floor, and a first floor room with two-light mullion and transom windows and barrel ceiling. Three storey 18th century extension at right angles to east.


Grid Reference:SX 734 443
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSBRIDGE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/150
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 431427

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (XVII to XVIII - 1601 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Kingsbridge, 33 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV141018.

Seventeeth century west portion, 18th century east portion, at end of court off Fore Street.
West: stone, said to have been a school, three bay arcade at ground floor, west, two storey, cove eaves cornice, and first floor two-light mullion transom windows. Barrel ceiling to first floor room.
East: 18th century, three storey, three windows, at right angles, local stone, sash windows with red brick cambered heads and centre glazing bars only. Anchor Hotel, Nos 7 to 51 (odd) and Evangelical Church form a group.

Born, A. + Tanner, K., 1986, Untitled Source, 21 (Monograph). SDV337657.

A school was opened in Melbourne Place, behind 49 Fore Street, towards the end of the 17th century, founded by a Kingsbridge born Quaker, Doctor Daniel Phillips. Became known as the Classical, Mathematical and Commercial school.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141018List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Kingsbridge. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 33.
SDV337657Monograph: Born, A. + Tanner, K.. 1986. Kingsbridge, Devon. A5 Paperback. 21.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84528 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2012 12:07PM