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HER Number:MDV24661
Name:Villa Franca, Park Street, Tiverton


Eighteenth century two storey house, three window garden front with bay windows, verandah and later conservatory. Originally the house of Martin Dunsford, Tiverton historian.


Grid Reference:SS 957 132
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/200
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485331

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Villa Franca' shown.

Department of Environment, 1972, Tiverton, 37 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV52494.

Villa Franca, Park Street, 18th century with alterations and additions. Originally the house of Martin Dunsford, Tiverton historian. Two storey, three window garden front. Sash windows with glazing bars. Splayed bays to ground floor verandah. North portion, three storey, with flush frame sash windows with glazing bars, and with steep roof.

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

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

Detached house, formerly the home of Martin Dunsford, Tiverton historian of the late 18th century. Eighteenth century with later alterations. Rendered mass wall construction with hipped slate roof.
Exterior: two storeys. Symmetrical three-bay front with six-panel front door flanked by canted bay windows glazed with small panes; right-hand bay enclosed in later conservatory. The old list description refers to a three-storey north block with flush frame sash windows with glazing bars and a steep roof. Interior not available for inspection at time of survey but may retain features of interest.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84785 ]
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. 37.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2012 3:55PM