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HER Number:MDV35411
Name:33 High Street, Totnes


Later 16th century merchant's house of "deux corps de batiments" type remodelled in the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 801 604
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/165
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESTAURANT (Unknown date)
  • SHOP (Unknown date)
  • HOUSE (XVI to XIX - 1550 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1978, Totnes, 51 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342722.

Number 33 High Street (Butterwalk). Later 16th century merchant's house of "deux corps de batiments" type remodelled earlier 19th century, but retaining small court, separate kitchen block and linking gallery. 3 storeys. 2 windows to second floor. Hipped Welsh slate roof. Painted brick front with bracketed cornice and blocking course. Pilaster strips on quoins. Recessed, 3-light sash window to first floor with gauged brick arch and glazing bars; similar window to second floor replaced by two recessed sash windows. Ground floor loggia over pavement carried on granite Doric columns. Modern shopfront. Ground floor passage entrance with section of original 16th century panelling with dado and fluted pilasters; near doorway, section of early 18th century panelling with raised and fielded dado and panels. Ground floor with chamfered ceiling beams. First floor rear room (former hall) with decorated plaster ceiling with ribwork and pendant. Mid 18th century open staircase with closed string, turned balusters, square newels and moulded, swept handrail. Second floor with 16th century panelling; dentil pediment to closet doorway with fluted frieze over staircase with muntin and plank partitions. Grade II* for interior.

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

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

The building is currently used as a café.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342722List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1978. Totnes. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 51.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #88572 ]
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 5 2014 1:19PM