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HER Number:MDV38848
Name:Chichester Arms, Pilton Street, Barnstaple


Public House dating to the late 17th century or earlier with 19th and 20th century alterations.


Grid Reference:SS 556 340
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit Site Code: ND140
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/459

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PUBLIC HOUSE (XVIII to XX - 1701 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building marked as Chichester Arms (P.H).

Department of Environment, 1973, Barnstaple, 50 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV89941.

Chichester Arms Inn. 18th or early 19th century, two storey, four windows, stucco painted, enriched bracket eaves cornice, sash windows at first floor, now without glazing bars. Casements at ground floor including splay bay, left. Entrance with flat hood.

North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit, 1991, North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index, Site Code ND140 (Report - non-specific). SDV63429.

Threatened building survey undertaken in 1987 prior to refurbishment.

Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, Mapping Area 169 (Un-published). SDV351581.

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

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

Chichester Arms Public House. Formerly known as: No.28 Chichester Arms Inn, No.28 Pilton Street PILTON Pilton. Public house. Late C17 or earlier, with C19 and C20 alterations. Rendered; slate roof, gabled at ends; stacks not visible from front elevation. Interior on ground floor very altered with axial partition between front and rear rooms largely removed; appears to have been 2 rooms wide and 2 rooms deep. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window range. Eaves band with anthemion frieze in relief; eaves cornice with moulded brackets. Ground floor has panelled door to left of centre with flat porch hood with cornice. Ground-floor window left is a canted bay glazed with high transomed casements. 2 windows to right of the door are 2-light high transomed casements. 4 first floor 2-pane sashes without horns. INTERIOR: ground floor only inspected. Ground-floor front right room (some walls removed) has an ovolo-moulded late C17 fireplace and a chamfered cross beam with step stops. Other features of interest may survive elsewhere in the house. Reed (p137) records that this was a fully licensed house as early as 1837. (Reed MA: Pilton, its Past and People: Ilfracombe: 1985-: 137).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (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: #90023 ]
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. Mapping Area 169.
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 ND140.
SDV89941List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Barnstaple. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 50.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 19 2013 12:35PM