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HER Number:MDV48495
Name:2 and 4 John Street, Tiverton


Pair of houses on the corner beween John's Terrace and John Street, with a wooden shop front on the round and recessed corner. Built by John Heathcoat in the mid 19th century.


Grid Reference:SS 950 126
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/333/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1840 AD to 1849 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1989, West Exe Spot List (Un-published). SDV349237.

Nos 2-4 John Street. Two terraced houses; probably circa 1846. Cast iron windowsills. Slate roofs, tarred at no 4. Red brick chimneys (probably 20th century rebuild) on party walls.
Exteriors: two storeys with semi-basements. No 2 has centre doorway with window to right; window at either end of upper storey. Wooden shop front to left of ground storey, on rounded and recessed corner; one window in each storey to wellbrook street. No 4 has window in centre of each storey with house-door to left, entrance to through-passage on right. No 2 has raised band between storeys, carried round the Wellbrook Street front and across the whole of John's terrace. Door at no 2 has six ovolo-moulded panels arranged in two rows; cast-iron knocker, fanlight with diagonally-set, intersecting 'Tudor' glazing-bars. Door at no 4 has three tall, ovolo-moulded panels in a single row. Both houses have two-paned sash windows to John Street, each sash with a single upright glazing bar. Six-paned sashes to Wellbrook Street. Doorway and ground-storey windows at no 2 have curious hood-moulds consisting of two upright blocks of wood supporting a short piece of board. Shop window has 12 panes; Doric pilaster at left-hand end, supporting entablature. Semi-basement windows to John Street have patterned cast-iron grilles. No 2 has deep projecting eaves with feet of rafters exposed, on both fronts; lion-heads on the gutters. On raised band to Wellbrook Street is a shaped cast-iron plaque inscribed 'John's Terrace'. Marked as later additions on Heathcoat estate atlas of 1844.

Brayshay, M., 1991, Heathcoat's Industrial Housing in Tiverton, Devon, 90-95 (Article in Serial). SDV348975.

Other details: Figures 1-2.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93191 ]
SDV348975Article in Serial: Brayshay, M.. 1991. Heathcoat's Industrial Housing in Tiverton, Devon. Southern History. 13. Photocopy. 90-95.
SDV349237Un-published: Department of Environment. 1989. West Exe Spot List. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV48493Part of: Industrial Housing, John Street, Tiverton (Monument)
MDV48492Related to: John's Terrace, Tiverton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2012 3:09PM