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HER Number:MDV35400
Name:1 High Street, Totnes


A three storey house dated to the later 16th or early 17th century. East wall, however, contains a late medieval stone window.


Grid Reference:SX 802 604
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/155
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHOP (Unknown date)
  • HOUSE (Early Medieval to XVII - 1066 AD to 1650 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1978, Totnes, 44 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342722.

Number 1 High Street, (north side). Later 16th or early 17th century, altered; refronted early 19th century. Three storeys. Two windows. Welsh slate roof with stone ridge stack heightened in red brick. Early masonry party wall with corbel of former jettied second floor at west end. Early 19th century timber framed front with stucco finish. Coved eaves cornice. Flush framed sash windows with architraves and glazing bars. Plain timber floor bands to second floor. Good early 19th century shopfront with pilasters carrying entablature (cornice replaced by slate band); shop windows with small panes and glazing bars. Recessed, central house- doorway with fanlight and panelled door. Modern ground floor window at east end.

Beverley, S. M. + Margeson, S. + Hurley, M., 1992, Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1991, 220 (Article in Serial). SDV58456.

Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants, 1996, Assessment of Civic Centre Area, Totnes (Report - Assessment). SDV340328.

Following a fire at East Gate in 1990, Exeter Archaeology undertook a programme of excavation and bulding recording. Stripping of the east side wall of Number 1 High Street revealed a late medieval stone window with a trefoiled pointed head which pre-dated the circa 1550 rebuilding of the gate.

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

Google, 2013, Google Streetview (Website). SDV350787.

The building is currently used as a shop.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340328Report - Assessment: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. 1996. Assessment of Civic Centre Area, Totnes. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K477. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV342722List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1978. Totnes. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 44.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #88562 ]
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV58456Article in Serial: Beverley, S. M. + Margeson, S. + Hurley, M.. 1992. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1991. Medieval Archaeology. 36. Unknown. 220.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 5 2014 1:20PM