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HER Number:MDV24619
Name:26 Church Street, Tiverton


Corner house at the south end of a terrace, forming part of the same block as 2-4 St Paul's Square. Form part of a well-preserved group of artisan housing in Church Street, built for the workers at the Heathcoat Family's silk and lace mills.


Grid Reference:SS 951 125
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/157
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485258

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1860 AD to 1879 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Tiverton, 18 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV52494.

Mid 19th century, two storeys, buff or pinkish brick, sash windows with glazing bars.

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

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

One of a terrace of seven houses (12-22 and 26 Church Street), forming part of the same block as Nos 2-4 St Paul's Square (there is no No.24 Church Street). Probably built in the 1860s or 1870s; they are similar to the St Paul Street houses of the late 1850s. Double-depth plan.
MATERIALS: pinkish-yellow brick laid in Flemish bond with occasional extra headers; low chamfered plinth of squared stone blocks. All openings have flat gauged arches, except for a round-arched passage entrance between Nos 22 and 26. Windows have cast-iron sills. Roofs slated. Chimneys mostly rebuilt in similar style to earlier ones at Nos 2-10. All the chimneys have good six-sided pots.
Plan: double-fronted
Exterior: two storeys. three-window front with centre doorway; all houses have sash windows with glazing-bars, eight-paned except for six-paned ones in the middle second-storey windows. Brickwork on the corner above the shop (No 12) is rounded and recessed, matching a similar feature on No.26 Church Street at the other end of the block. Deeply-projecting moulded eaves-cornice. Rainwater pipes are recessed into the brickwork. Series of patterned iron ventilator-grilles set into the stone plinth. Interior not inspected.
History: these were Heathcoat-built houses, closely similar to the Heathcoat houses at Nos 2-10 (even) Church Street. They are sketched in as a later addition on Heathcoat's estate atlas of 1844 and may have been built by 1861, although Nos 2-10 appear to be as late as 1875-6. No.26 is linked to Nos 2, 3 and 4 St Paul's Square. These form part of a well-preserved group of artisan housing in Church Street, built for the workers at the Heathcoat Family's silk and lace mills. Of interest for their external completeness as part of a planned group, including Anglican Church, institute and school. Note: Nos 12-22 are new listings.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84746 ]
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. 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV49307Related to: 12 to 22 Church Street, Tiverton (Building)
MDV49306Related to: 2-10 Church Street, Tiverton (Building)
MDV24475Related to: 2-4 St Paul's Square, Tiverton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2012 2:21PM