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HER Number:MDV38802
Name:108 and 109 High Street, Barnstaple

Summary

Pair of early 19th century houses, now offices and shops. A well was exposed during building alterations to No. 108 in 1985 which predated the standing buildings.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 558 330
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit Site Code: Site 48
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/365

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1973, Barnstaple (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV89941.


North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit, 1986, Archaeological Evaluation and Research Work, Barnstaple 1985-6 (Report - non-specific). SDV342155.

Building alterations undertaken at the Craft Centre at 108 High Street in January 1985. The cellarage did not extend to the street frontage. A well was exposed which predated the standing buildings.


North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit, 1991, North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index, Site Code ND48 (Report - non-specific). SDV63429.

Watching brief carried out at The Craft Centre, 108 High Street in 1985 during the demolition of Georgian internal walls.


Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, Mapping Area 39 (Un-published). SDV351581.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

108 and 109 High Street. House, now offices and shops. Early C19. Solid rendered walls. Slated roof, hipped to left. 2 late C20 red brick chimneys. 3 storeys. 3-window range with 4-window return to Maiden Street; one window on the rounded corner. Early C20 shop front facing both streets; panelled pilasters supporting entablature with panelled frieze; carved block on consoles at right-hand end. Display windows have transom-lights with coloured leaded glass, including an 'island' showcase on the street-corner; door is set well back behind this, behind a mosaic pavement inscribed Briggs & Compy. At left-hand end of Maiden Street front is a blank space probably occupied by the house door. The shop front ends short of the party wall of the house; to right of it is a late C20 shop front which overlaps No.107 (qv). Upper-storey windows have barred sashes: 6 over 9 panes in 2nd storey, 6 over 6 panes in 3rd storey. The middle windows to High Street are blind; also the middle 2nd-storey windows to Maiden Street, together with the 1st and 3rd windows from the right in the 3rd storey. Top entablature with prominent cornice. INTERIOR not inspected.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342155Report - non-specific: North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit. 1986. Archaeological Evaluation and Research Work, Barnstaple 1985-6. North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89992 ]
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. Mapping Area 39.
SDV63429Report - non-specific: North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit. 1991. North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index. North Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Site Code ND48.
SDV89941List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Barnstaple. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2013 8:49AM