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HER Number:MDV49306
Name:2-10 Church Street, Tiverton


Terrace of five houses forming part of the same block as no 14 Wellbrook Street, probably built in 1875-6. Part of a well-preserved group of artisan housing in Church Street, built for the workers at the Heathcoat Family's silk and lace mills.


Grid Reference:SS 951 126
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/335/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485257

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Richards, W., 1844, John Heathcoat's Estate Atlas of 1844 (Record Office Collection). SDV349209.

Brayshay, M., 1991, Heathcoat's Industrial Housing in Tiverton, Devon, 93-95 (Article in Serial). SDV348975.

In the early 1870s plans were devised by the architect John Hayward for a workman's hall and six adjacent cottages to be located in Wellbrook Street and Church Street. Other details: Note 3.

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

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

Uniform terrace of five houses extending from Heathcoat Square to Wellbrook Street, forming part of the same block as no 14 Wellbrook Street. Probably built in 1875-6. Pinkish-yellow brick laid in Flemish bond with low, chamfered plinth of squared stone blocks; all openings, except for a round-arched passage-entrance at the right-hand end of no 6, have flat gauged arches. Windows have cast-iron sills. Slated roof. Chimneys on the party-walls, of same brick as the fronts, the caps with projecting courses forming entablatures; all have been heightened in red brick. Good spiked chimneypots.
Plan double-fronted, with variations at the two corner houses (nos 2 and 10), and at no 6, which has the open passage running through it; the doorway to no 2 faces the entrance to Heathcoat Square.
Exterior two storeys. Three-window fronts with centre doorway; no 2 also has a fourth window facing Church Street, while at nos 6 and 10 the doorway is in the left-hand bay, no 10 having its third window round the corner in Wellbrook Street. Doorways have deep, wood-panelled reveals and soffits with incised Greek decoration; three-paned fanlights. Four-panelled doors, the two lower panels flush, with cast-iron knockers and letterboxes; nos 8 and 10 have been altered and have 20th century flush wooden doors. Round-arched passage-way has good iron gate at rear; hinges for a similar-sized gate remain at the front. All windows have eight-paned sashes. The corners of the block are rounded and recessed, the end bay to the right (part of no 2) also being slightly splayed. Deeply-projecting, moulded eaves-cornice. Rain-water pipes are recessed into the brickwork. Stone plinth contains a series of patterned, cast-iron ventilator-grilles, and there is a similar, larger grille at the right-hand end of the ground storey at no 2. Interiors not inspected.
History: These were Heathcoat-built houses, closely similar to the Heathcoat houses at nos 1 -7 and 12 - 14 Church street. They are sketched in as a later addition on Heathcoat's estate atlas of 1844 and seem likely to have been the '6 cottages Church Street and Wellbrook' built for Sir John Heathcoat-Amory in 1875-6, at the same time as the Heathcoat Hall. These form part of a well-preserved group of artisan housing in Church Street, built for the workers at the Heathcoat family's silk and lace mills. Of interest for their external completeness as part of a planned group, including Anglican church, institute and school.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93454 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV348975Article in Serial: Brayshay, M.. 1991. Heathcoat's Industrial Housing in Tiverton, Devon. Southern History. 13. Photocopy. 93-95.
SDV349209Record Office Collection: Richards, W.. 1844. John Heathcoat's Estate Atlas of 1844. DRO/4302B/F25. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV49304Related to: 1 to 7 (odd) Church Street, Tiverton (Monument)
MDV49307Related to: 12 to 22 Church Street, Tiverton (Building)
MDV89393Related to: 14 Wellbrook Street, Tiverton (Building)
MDV24619Related to: 26 Church Street, Tiverton (Building)
MDV79304Related to: Church Cottage (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2012 3:43PM