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HER Number:MDV24491
Name:26 and 28 St Peter Street, Tiverton


Pair of late 17th or early 18th century houses, three storeys and basement with side passage to left. Original internal features survive.


Grid Reference:SS 953 126
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/230
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485384

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Tiverton, 50 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV52494.

Nos 26 and 28, St. Peter's Street. Late 18th or early 19th century, three storey pair, stucco painted four flush frame sash windows at upper floor with glazing bars, small eaves cornice. Arched doorcases, with panelled reveals, and sunk-panelled pilasters, six-panel doors.

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

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Pair of houses, now four flats. Circa 1790s (information from the owner). Smooth-plastered mass wall construction; asbestos slate roof, hipped at ends; end stack with brick shafts. Rear of No.28 slate-hung; No.26 reputed to have cob party wall with No.24.
Plan: believed to have been built as one (No.26) for the developer with a smaller, but matching house for rental; flying freehold with entrance passage to No.28 under first floor of No.26. Two rooms wide and two rooms deep but the houses do not have the same plan. Both had basement kitchens. No.26 has a rear projection containing the stair, which is on a more generous scale than No.28, which has a service room in the rear projection and a more cramped turning stair within the main block. Side passage to left of No.26.
Exterior: three storeys and basement. Half-glazed door to passage to left. 2:2-window front. Houses have front doors with round-headed doorways with pilasters with sunk panels and fluted capitals. Six-panel doors with fielded upper panels (top panels glazed); blind fanlights with fielded panelled quarter-circles; boot-scraper to No.28. Windows have boxed frames and some old glass; bottle glass to basement windows. Sixteen-pane sashes to ground floor, and first floors right; twelve-pane sashes above front doors. Two over eight-pane sashes to second floor right; three over six to left.
Interior: features of interest survive in both houses, including original: two-panel doors, stick baluster stairs of different designs, plaster cornices, cupboards with original hinges and later Victorian chimney-pieces.
History: this pair of houses is particularly interesting as a development where both houses appear to be the same externally but where, internally, one is far more modest in scale.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84665 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV52494List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Tiverton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 50.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2012 11:56AM