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HER Number:MDV44181
Name:20 Allhalland Street, Bideford


Early 19th century house, shown as the Castle Inn on late 19th century Ordnance Survey maps. Said to have been used as a Weslyan chapel and Church Lads' Brigade Hall. Now offices.


Grid Reference:SS 454 265
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/242
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • INN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Bideford (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV324764.

20 Allhalland Street (Formerly Listed as: Church Lads' Brigade Hall)
House, now offices. Probably early 19th century, altered mid 19th century. Solid rendered front. Slate roof. Red brick chimney on left gable-end. Two storeys with basement; 5-window range. Ground storey has round-arched centre doorway approached by 2 slate steps; fluted flanking pilasters (altered at the bottom and with 1 capital missing) supporting entablature with bracketed cornice; panelled double-doors, the bottom panels flush, with matching reveals; cobweb fanlight. All other openings have shaped cement surrounds, including second doorway at right-hand end, which has panelled double-doors and 3-paned fanlight. Windows have 6-paned sashes, those to left of ground storey paired. 2 basement windows protected by iron grilles: 6 panes to left, 3 to right. Whole front flanked by raised quoins. Boxed eaves cornice. Interior not inspected. Described in 1973 list as a former Wesleyan Chapel.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

"Castle Inn" marked.

Department of Environment, 1973, Bideford Borough, 6 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV15283.

Church Lads' Brigade Hall, Allhalland Street. It is said to be on the site of the old manor house of the Grenvilles. The building was at one time a Wesleyan chapel. Two storey 5 windows sash with exposed frames and glazing bars. Stucco front. Late Georgian doorcase somewhat damaged, fluted pilasters, fanlight.

Devon County Council, 1975, Bideford Town Trail, 77 (Article in Monograph). SDV352469.

The Church Lads Brigade Hall which is said to be on the site of the old manor house of the Grenvilles. The building was a Wesleyan Chapel at one time.

Timms, S. C., 1977-1981, Bideford Development Control Consultations, 23/9; Photo (Un-published). SDV346164.

Visited 17th April 1977. Proposed conversion of church hall to offices.
Strong opposition to removal of Georgian doorcase.
During conversion works massive stone walls removed from basement with no record. Photo included.

David Wilson Partnership, 2008, 20 Allhalland Street, Bideford (Plan - measured). SDV354484.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15283List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Bideford Borough. Historic Houses Register. Website. 6.
SDV324764List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. Bideford. Historic Houses Register.
SDV346164Un-published: Timms, S. C.. 1977-1981. Bideford Development Control Consultations. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. A4 Unbound. 23/9; Photo.
SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92101 ]
SDV352469Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Bideford Town Trail. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 77.
SDV354484Plan - measured: David Wilson Partnership. 2008. 20 Allhalland Street, Bideford. David Wilson Partnership. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV18274Related to: Bideford Manor House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2015 9:52AM