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HER Number:MDV4494
Name:The Red House, 23 Castle Street, Barnstaple


The Red House at 23 Castle Street in Barnstaple built in the late 18th century


Grid Reference:SS 556 331
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/119
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485549

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Lomas, J., 1967, The Old doors and Doorways of Barnstaple, 44-5 (Article in Serial). SDV85818.

Red House, Castle Street built after 1700, a small town house with symmetrical facade of three bays. Central doorway flanked by window on each side. Timber lintels and frame used.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment and Building Recording at Commercial Road, Barnstaple, 9, Fig. 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV73888.

23 Castle Street is also called The Red House and is probably of early 19th century date.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, Barnstaple Castle Car Park Scheme: Phase 1: Archaeological Assessment, 22 (Report - Assessment). SDV319631.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

23 Castle Street. House, now offices. Late 18th century. Painted brick front. Slated roof. Old red brick chimney on left end wall, another at front of tall rear wing. 2 storeys. 3-window range. Centre doorway with probably mid 19th century doorcase; panelled pilasters with eccentric pendants below the capitals, frieze and cornice. 6-panelled door with panelled reveals. Windows all segmental-headed with tripartite sashes, except for single-light window in middle of upper storey. Sashes in ground storey plain with margin-panes in centre light. Those in upper storey 6-paned, except for 2-paned side-lights. Boxed, moulded eaves cornice. INTERIOR not inspected. Date listed: 31st December 1973.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319631Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. Barnstaple Castle Car Park Scheme: Phase 1: Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.62. A4 Stapled + Digital. 22.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92351 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV73888Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment and Building Recording at Commercial Road, Barnstaple. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.28. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9, Fig. 2.
SDV85818Article in Serial: Lomas, J.. 1967. The Old doors and Doorways of Barnstaple. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 99. Paperback Volume. 44-5.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1378 - Barnstaple Castle Car Park Scheme Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2015 2:51PM